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Query Subject:   Do Support & Adjectives And Verbs
Author:   Dave Gough
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Syntax



I would like to find out about languages that show similar morphology for

adjectives and verbs where these are otherwise distinct classes. I'm

particularly - but not exclusively - interested in any cases of similar

morphology for stative verbs and adjectives.


Are there languages that treat adjectives that are either code mixed items

or borrowings differently from native adjectives? e.g. would 'fine' or

'sure' - as in 'I am fine', 'He is not sure' - have the same treatment in a
language that is not English as the other 'native' adjectives?

DO SUPPORT in negatives

What other languages, besides English, have the equivalent of do support in
the formation of negatives? e.g. I saw the man I did not see the man. What
is the equivalent that is used?

Please note that all these queries relate to a general area of research I am

presently involved in. I have previously asked a couple of similar questions

which I don't think were very clearly put. Will post a summary of

everything to this query.

Dave Gough
Department of Linguistics
University of Western Cape
South Africa

Tel +27 21 959 2978 (work)
Fax +27 21 959 2420 OR
LL Issue: 10.1728
Date posted: 14-Nov-1999


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