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/hįwćgõ/ `lately’
/įmągõ/ `here’
/kądyłgõ/ `in the corner’
`in winter’

Compound Stems :
These are partially or totally reduplicated primary derived stems. Total reduplication often serves as intensification.

/bśtył/ `sometimes’
/bśtyłbśtył/ `occasionally’
/bśbśtył/ `occasionally’
/bśge/ `sometimes’
/bśgebśge/ `often’
/bśbśge/ `often’
/byągõ/ `before’

`once upon a time, long ago’ 

Sentences as Adverbs :
Some syntactic constructions are commonly used in simple sentences as adverbials. The construction is of the type Int.Pron.Adj. be Neg.

/jya kįnįm ąym/ `mercilessly’
which mercy be-Neg


As a class, intensifiers contain all the words that modify an adjective or an adverb. The study of these words reveals no structural layers. The structure centers on stem morphemes and the morphological process that modifies stems to produce intensification.


Simple Stems :
These are monomorphemic stems with no analyzable inner structure. They always follow the adjectives and are adjective-specific, i.e., the selection of the intensifier depends upon the choice of the adjective.

/(z) haglima/ `very (cold)’
/(thayg) marayga/ `very (hot)’
/(thįyg) grag/ `very (pisonous)’
/(syap) kahlega/ `very (sweet)’
/(prą) mada/

`very (good)’


Reduplication :
The adjective and the adverb stems are often reduplicated to bring about intensification.


Adjectives are totally reduplicated.

/dra dra /

`very big’


Adverbs may be reduplicated totally or partially. In partial reduplication, it is often the adverbializer that is not repeated.

/byągõ/ `before’

`long ago once upon a time’





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