8 Order of degree word and adjective

This feature is described more fully in chapter 8.


In this feature (based on WALS feature 91, by Matthew S. Dryer), we look at the order of degree words (adverbial modifiers) such as 'very', 'a little' and 'more', with respect to an attributive or predicative adjective. A language may have multiple values if different degree words occur in different positions. One language has a degree modifier that simultaneously precedes and follows the adjactive.


Martin Haspelmath and the APiCS Consortium


Degree word precedes adjective323567
Degree word follows adjective83543
Degree word precedes and follows adjective011

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Id Primary text Analyzed text Gloss Translation Type Language Audio Details