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Steg Belsky <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hmm....in Rokbeigalmki adverbs are formed with the attachment of
> _elikuh-_ to the beginning of the root.  I don't think i originally cam=
e
> up with it that way, but _elikuh-_ seems to be connected to the
> construction _ilu+ka'_, "all+like".
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> ILU + KA' =3D
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> _ilu:ka_ - "so much; such a"
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> _i:luka:_ - "just like; the same as"
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> _elikuh-_ - (adverb)
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> So i guess the metaphor in Rokbeigalmki adverbs is "doing the action wi=
th
> such _____likeness".

Do you have many vowel pattern changes like these? Anything
to do with the Semitic method? I've tried langs with consonantal
roots but I got severely confused. :(

Anyway, Drasel=E9q uses an underlying suffix <-il> for a lot of adverbs
(it can be realized as /il/, /yl/, /Yl/, depending on final vowels of
the root), but I've recently taken a more analytic method for adverb
formation where you simply use _rin_ ('with, having') + an abstract
noun. It can also be adjectival. Sometimes you can use also 'to be'
with it:

_Rin  gran   ren_
 with hunger man
 'a hungry man'

_Rin  gran   arsel ren_
 with hunger being man
 *'a hungry-being man'

_Rin  gran   arsel imalaq    ren_
 with hunger being eat.3sPST man
 'the man ate hungrily', 'being hungry, the man ate'

This shows some polysynthetic tendencies (_rin gran arsel_ being
pronounced as one word /rin'gra,narsel/), since _rin_, like most
prepositions, is a clitic in D.


--Pablo Flores