Adjectives in Germanic and Romance by Petra Sleeman, Freek Van de Velde, Harry Perridon

By Petra Sleeman, Freek Van de Velde, Harry Perridon

Even though the Germanic and Romance languages are branches of an identical language kin and even if either have constructed the adjective as a separate syntactic and morphological classification, the syntax, morphology, and interpretation of adjectives is on no account an analogous in those language teams, and there's even version inside all of the language teams. one of many major goals of this quantity is to map the variations and similarities in syntactic habit, morphology, and that means of the Germanic and Romance adjective and to discover a solution to the next query: Are the (dis)similarities the results of self reliant advancements in all the branches of the Indo-European language family members, or are they as a result of language touch?

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Italian) d. (Portuguese) e. (Spanish) f. (Romanian) g. 2 (English) (6) a. (Catalan) b. (Italian) d. (Portuguese) e. (Spanish) . The sentences in (4) and (6) are equivalent to (3). Engl. ) < OEngl. ), Sp. duro “hard” < Lat. durus, dura, durum, Rom. greu < Lat. gravis, gravis, grave “heavy”, Sard. folte < Lat. fortis, fortis, forte “strong”. Lexicalization may play a role: Engl. hard and Cat. dur are standard, but this does not hold for other adjectives. . Engl. hardly < OEngl. ). The adjective-adverb interface in Romance and English  My attempt to find corresponding examples for these languages already provides interesting insights into the relevance of linguistic variation.

In English (3) and in Romance (4), Type A is generally tied to informal speaking, except for Romanian and Sardinian, where it is standard:1 (3) The men work hard. (4) a. (Catalan) b. (Italian) d. (Portuguese) e. (Spanish) f. (Romanian) g. 2 (English) (6) a. (Catalan) b. (Italian) d. (Portuguese) e. (Spanish) . The sentences in (4) and (6) are equivalent to (3). Engl. ) < OEngl. ), Sp. duro “hard” < Lat. durus, dura, durum, Rom. greu < Lat. gravis, gravis, grave “heavy”, Sard. folte < Lat.

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