verbal adjective


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verbal adjective

n.
An adjective that is derived from a verb and that in certain constructions, such as participial phrases, preserves the verb's syntactic features, as in taking an object.
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As in the case of jagmi-, the locative is probably to be analyzed as an event-delimiting adverbial rather than a real argument, but it is instructive that the verbal adjective preserves the event structure of the verbal root it is derived from.
We can therefore conclude that the reduplicated i-adjectives are syntactically participial formations in both Vedic and Avestan that can assign structural case to the internal argument of the underlying verb and take adverbial modifiers, unlike true agent nominalizations or typical verbal adjectives.
jaymi- with other verbal adjectives taking accusative objects, acknowledging that there is a structural difference between their arguments and those of gam.
The main theme of this volume is the study of the "transition of a verbal adjective from one syntactical category to another" (p.