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Adverb

(4,052 words)

Author(s): Galila Mor
1. Introduction The terms ‘adverb’ and ‘adverbial’ are closely related and are often used interchangeably. Strictly speaking, however, ‘adverb’ is a structural term referring to a part of speech distinguished from other parts of speech by its form, whereas ‘adverbial’ is related to the syntactic function of a word or phrase. Theoretically, adverbs and adverbials are non-obligatory parts in a given utterance, since the utterance can exist without them. In the sentence נפגשנו אתמול באמצע הרחוב nifgašnu ʾetmol be-ʾemṣaʿ ha-rx̱ov ‘We met yesterday in the middle of the street’,…
Date: 2014-10-01

Pro-Adverbs

(1,977 words)

Author(s): Galila Mor
1. Introduction Pro-forms serve as substitutes of full forms. For example, the Hebrew verb עשה ʿasa ‘did’ serves as a substitute for any verb of action, and is thus a pro-verb, while the deictic pronoun זאת zot ‘this’ can substitute for a sentence, e.g., הוא אמר לי זאת hu ʾamar li zot ‘he told me this ( that he would come tomorrow)’, and thus serves as a pro-sentence. Similarly, the pro-adverb כך kax ‘so, in this/that way’, e.g., הבנתי את דבריך כך hevanti ʾet dvarexa kax ‘I understood your words in this way’ can substitute for an adverb like היטב heitev ‘very well’. Other pro-adverbs like אז ʾaz ‘the…
Date: 2014-10-01