169967Re: Adverbial verbs(like stative verbs)?
- Feb 2, 2010
>That's how I do it in Moten, which totally lacks adverbs. Noun phrases are
> 'Tomorrow' may, of course, be used as a noun, so presumably this can have
> some noun flexion.
> But 'there' ("adverb of place") and 'then' ("adverb of time") seem to me aThey are pronouns in Moten, and have nominal morphology.
> little trickier.
> When I saw Philip's 'there', my immediate response was "[in] that place."Moten is different in that respect: it also lacks adjectives, which are
> Then I thought "Hey, how's Vincent going to express 'that'? It's adjectival,
> but a stative verb doesn't seem appropriate."
simply a special use of nominal. Any nominal apposed after its head has an
adjectival meaning. That includes the demonstrative pronouns (which are
separate, although somewhat related, to the spatial and temporal pronouns).
You can check my blog if you want. I discuss those pronouns in "Moten, Part
II", and does have a little information on how to translate some kinds of
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