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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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Among their topics are egophoric evidentiality in Bodish languages, perfect experiential constructions: the inferential semantics of direct evidence, Lhasa Tibetan predicates, copulas in Denjongke or Sikkimese Bhutia, observations on factors affecting the distributional properties of evidential markers in Amdo Tibetan, and evidentials in Pingwu Baima.
The three term evidential system of 'Lhasa' Tibetan showing personal, factual, and testimonial evidentials (personal, generic, and immediate knowledge in DeLancey's [2012: 550] terminology) is also not sanctioned by Aikhenvald's classification (cf.
Evidentials 2000; Studies in Evidentiality 2003; Journal of Pragmatics 33/3; LU XXXVIII 3).
Evidentials in Ryukyuan; the Shuri variety of Luchuan; a typological and theoretical study of grammatical evidentiality.
The contrast between witnessed and unwitnessed evidentials is also the same in negative clauses, which means that negative evidentials also specify the source of the information.
Meanings expressed by linguistic elements such as epistemic modals and evidentials contribute to the contentful meaning of the utterance--conceptual domains of epistemic assessment and evidential validity--and are also indexical of the speaker/writer's subjective and intersubjective position (Traugott and Dasher 2002).
This development is particularly interesting because it mirrors that seen for reported evidentials in languages that have a grammaticized system of evidentiality.
These expressions are sometimes accompanied by evidentials in order to place emphasis on the first-hand evidence from which the personal epistemic judgements are taken.
Following Aikhenvald (2004 : 105), we regard the former as evidentials and the latter as evidential strategies.
In most Germanic languages as well as in Finnish evidentials are expressed through modals, which acquire secondary meanings (De Haan 2005a: 315).
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.
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).