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In TF, almost all postpositions take stress on the ultima. Many of them
can also function as adverbs.
The Senjecan lexicon consists, in large part, of roots to which suffixes are added to create different parts of speech. The classic example is the root ‘tiirs-’:
1. tíírsa, defy.
2. tíírsas, defiance.
3. tíírsis, adj. defiant.
4. tììrsa, postp. despite
5. tììrsi, conj. although.
6. tììrsu, adv. nevertheless.
Note that postpositions end, for the most part, in –a; conjunctions in –i; and adverbs (one class of them) in –u.
A number of the 62 postpositions can also be used as adverbs. Here is a small sampling:
àļa, postp. after, around, behind, beyond, by, on-, -the other side of, outside, past.
àļu, adv. by, past.
ņa, postp. down (through).
ņu, adv. down(ward).
pèra, postp. before, previous to.
pèri, cnj. before, until, ere.
pèru, adv. at-, -that-, -one-, -time, once, formerly, earlier, before, then [of the past].
ša, postp. apart from, beside, besides, but (for), except (for), were it not for, not to-, -speak of, -mention, other than, outside, save, without.
ši, cnj. except (that), but (that), were it not that, unless.
šu, adv. aside, apart, beside.