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Re: Questions with law'/puS

ghunchu'wI' (qunchuy@alcaco.net)



On Jul 15, 2009, at 10:49 AM, Terrence Donnelly wrote:

> In the course of our discussion, I came to realize that many of you  
> interpret the {law'/puS} verbs as purely adjectival,...

My own sense of things should carry no weight with others, but I  
actually get the feeling that they are more *adverbial* than anything  
else.  They're apparently modifying the Q verb, which is acting like  
an adjective to describe the A and B nouns.  This personal intuition  
is purely tangential, speculative, and unimportant.  The only  
important thing to note is that we've been given a formula, some  
specific variations, and limited license to improvise in one minor  
fashion.  We have not been given any hint that we can add type 9 verb  
suffixes to the formula.

-- ghunchu'wI'






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