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cilo k t `too much’
y ono kiwi `very good’ etc.
or an adjective as the sole realization of the adjective phrase, as in :
ilimìye kiwi úwe
`the good girl went’
ino aylyúhu kiwi zuthulu anì
`I am seeing that good lady’
apu tipaw akinipo
`that boy (is) deaf’
timì tipawqó akipici
`these men (are) lazy’ etc.
particles like no `and’ kew (an empty morph) ad intensifiers may form constituents of an adjective phrase. Illustrative examples of these are stated below :
(a) no `and’ : This particle is used when the speaker desired to indicate that some unexpected additional information is to follow. For instance, in the example given below, the speaker desires to communicate that the dame apart from being fat is also short. The particle no `and’ is used probably to warn the listener that he should sustain his attention as something more is to follow as in :
totimì akukize no `a fat and short woman’ (Lit.
ikhònhey lakhì woman round shape and short one)
(b) Kew : Usually the qualitative and quantitative adjectives are post-posed to the noun head. The qualitative adjectives could also be preposed to the noun head, as in :
qhemay kew ilimì ~
ilimì qhemay
`tall dame’
y ono qhemay kew ilimi~
ilimì y ono qhemai
`very tall dame’
When the kew occurs with an adjective, in the manner specified above, the particle kew would be post-posed to the entire phrase, as in :
y ono qhemay kew ilimì ~ `very tall dame’
Since every adjective proper can take an intensifier and since any two qualitative adjectives could be connected by the particle no, hereafter an adjective phrase with an intensifier and the occurrence of two or more adjectives would not be referred to. So is the case with the particles of comparative and superlative degrees which also could occur with any qualitative adjective. Therefore, while discussing the constituents of a NP or VP, these adjective
  qhemay kew `tall’  
  kutuo kt `too much’  
Adjective phrase nuno azukiw ìú `more beautiful than’ adjective
  azukiwi ktú `most beautiful’  
  yono qhemay knew `very tall’ etc.  
In other words, while discussing units above that of adjective phrase, viz., NP and VP, an adjective phrase would be realized as a single adjective.
3.5.2. Adverb Phrases
It was already mentioned earlier (3.4.2) that amongst the three different sub-types of adverbs, there is no fixed order for their occurrences, when all of them occur as constituents of a single VP. Hence, amongst themselves, these three sub-types do not form an adverb phrase, rather if all three of them occur as modifiers of a VP, each one directly modifies the verb i.e., each would be a direct refernt to the nucleus verb and hence would not form form part of an adverb phrase. Each sub-type of adverbs, however, could form adverb phrases which can be broadly sub-grouped into two, viz.,
(i) The adverb of manner forming an adverb phrase by taking the intensifier, yöFone, as in :
yono ppasi pon ì
`will run very quickly’
Depending upon the intensity, the same intensifier could be repeated as in :
yono yono ppasi pon ì `will run very very quickly’ etc.
(ii) An adverb of time or an adverb of location forming an adverb phrase by taking the definite particle, so as to specify the place or time, as in :
isi hu `today itself’
tile hu
`there itself’ etc.
In this case, there is a fixed word-order in that the particle is invariably post-posed to the adverb. In addition, some of the adverbs of time can function as nucleus of an adverb phrase by forming constructions with numerals both whole and fractions and also with the words denoting the parts of a day. In







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