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adj. Law
Relating to, providing, or constituting evidence; evidentiary.

ev′i·den′tial·ly adv.


relating to, serving as, or based on evidence
ˌeviˈdentially adv


(ˌɛv ɪˈdɛn ʃəl)

noting, pertaining to, serving as, or based on evidence.
ev`i•den′tial•ly, adv.
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Adj.1.evidential - serving as or based on evidence; "evidential signs of a forced entry"; "its evidentiary value"
significant, important - important in effect or meaning; "a significant change in tax laws"; "a significant change in the Constitution"; "a significant contribution"; "significant details"; "statistically significant"
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Evidentials 2000; Studies in Evidentiality 2003; Journal of Pragmatics 33/3; LU XXXVIII 3).
Originating from nonfinites, the verbal forms used in Mansi to express the mirative can be more broadly understood to be evidentials.
Evidentials in Ryukyuan; the Shuri variety of Luchuan; a typological and theoretical study of grammatical evidentiality.
Japan) does a fascinating job of identifying and analyzing evidentials in Ryukyuan using the Shuri variety of Luchuan typological and theoretical study of grammatical evidentiality.
This development is particularly interesting because it mirrors that seen for reported evidentials in languages that have a grammaticized system of evidentiality.
It will be shown that the development of dizque mirrors that found for reported evidentials in languages that have a grammaticized system of evidentiality, demonstrating that both lexical and grammaticized systems are subject to the same kinds of pragmatically motivated change.
Following Aikhenvald (2004 : 105), we regard the former as evidentials and the latter as evidential strategies.
The Livonian evidentials are formally and semantically close to Estonian and Latvian evidentials; nevertheless, they reveal some specific features, which make them unique among the neighbouring languages (cf.
The latter would, on the one hand, allow us to draw more specific conclusions concerning semantics; on the other hand, it would show us where we should place the grammatical evidentials in the verbal system amongst such categories as mood, tense, and aspect.
There are two views on the basic function of the evidentials in the semantic system of a language.
I have data about the use of evidentials in negative clauses only in case of probabilitive--see examples (10), (16), (17), (23), (26), (29), (34).
vat-marked forms of the quotative and ku-marked forms of the jussive) and evidential strategies.