169942Re: Adverbial verbs(like stative verbs)?
- Feb 1, 2010On Sun, 2010-01-31 at 18:54 -0500, Vincent Pistelli wrote:
> I know that there are stative verbs but are their verbs that work asThe nearest to this in natural languages was the extinct Californian
> adjectives too? I am trying to make a language with only two parts of
> speech: nouns and verbs. Adjectives are easily eliminated through stative
> verbs, but is their a way to have verbs that work as adverbs? It seems like
> it would be more difficult because most adjectives are usually go with verbs
> like to be. However, adverbs can go with almost any verb. Do you know of
> any language that does this? Can you possibly provide examples? Thanks!
language Yana. It had nouns, verbs, one preposition, and a few
For adverbs, you can have
1. case forms of nouns, like Arabic ġadan 'tomorrow', accusative of ġadu
2. verbs, like Akan
ɔtaa ba ha 'he-pursue come here' = 'he often comes here'
ohintaw kɔ hɔ 'he hide go there' = 'he goes there secretly'
3. verbal affixes, like Yana -xkid 'slowly', -ca 'by night' or Eskimo
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