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Re: Comparatives

David Trimboli (david@trimboli.name) [KLI Member] [Hol po'wI']



Christopher Doty wrote:
>> Even if *{vIlamHa'} were able to act adjectivally, what do you think it
>> would mean?
> 
> Clean? Or maybe "cleaned"?

No, that'd be just {lamHa'}. {waqmey lamHa'} "cleaned shoes." (Not 
{waqmey Say'} "clean shoes," because {lamHa'} carries the implication 
that they were previous dirty.)

> You can do this with relative clauses, of
> course, I'm just curious.  I admit that the sentence I put up earlier
> wouldn't work with that space, but I still wonder about the original
> question: can other stuff go on verbs used as adjective?

Not according to any rule we've ever been given or any example we've 
ever seen. Only rovers. If you want other stuff, use relative clauses.

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