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Re: Aw: Re: adverbials

From: "Stephan Schneider" <>
> >/ram/ is a noun that means "night."  /rammo'/ is a noun meaning
> >"because-of-night."  Then, because "because-of-night" isn't likely to be
> >subject or object of the sentence, the gets dumped into the "header"
> this would make me think that there could be one "because of night".


> but of course we can say that suffixes don't change the part of
> speech of a word,
> but then i ask: what part of speech is a "tulwI'" -
> a noun or a verb?

/tul/ is a verb.  /tulwI'/ is a noun.  That's what /-wI'/ is for.  /-wI'/
doesn't make /tul/ a noun, it makes /tulwI'/ a noun.

> >P.S.: /ram/ is a REALLY bad example word . . . .
> it's always the bad examples that are the best examples, imho.

Umm . . . why?

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