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Re: Comparatives

Tracy Canfield (toastrix@gmail.com)



2009/11/24 Christopher Doty <suomichris@gmail.com>:
> This analysis also makes sense in that verbs, when postposed after a
> noun, are essentially adjectives, and don't take prefixes or suffixes,
> as far as I can tell...

They'll take a few, but it seems very limited - TKD lists -qu', and
-be' and -Ha' have been observed in the wild.  (I think -Ha' is
derivational anyway - at this point I'd be surprised to see a
construction where you can't use a verb with -Ha'.)  The reason I say
"seems" is that TKD says -qu' may follow verbs functioning
adjectivally, but it doesn't say other suffixes *can't* occur.






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