A semantic operation shifts the reference from the event of the regularly derived deverbal noun
to a participant in the event (agent, instrument, patient) or to the location of the event in the shifted variant.
Two very frequent representatives of this group are the verb pokusati 'to try' and the deverbal noun
The Estonian standard of the early 20th century uses the nouns mei and meiu 'tree with young leaves, especially birch, as symbol of health and fertility', meiukuu 'May, the month of leafing out', the verb meiutama 'decorate with meiu-s' and the deverbal noun
meiutus (EOS I 486).
In the current research I do not follow Lieber's (1992) suggestion that all compounds in which the head element is a deverbal noun
should be considered synthetic.
a) the still productive and frequent -mo, -ma, -me deverbal noun
suffix (nomen actionis and nomen instrumenti);
However, the corresponding deverbal noun
takes the [+neuter] gender.
Closed-class items, mainly articles and quantifiers, can modify the deverbal noun
. Table 2 contains the global figures of the distribution of these closed-class items in our data, while the detailed chronological evolution of these data is reflected in Table 3.
Repeating the same counting procedure as in (1), in 1,143 pairs of shared-root second order derivatives the adverb pre-empted a secondary deverbal noun
whereas in 700 pairs their sequential priority fell on the shared-root noun.
In the schema above the light verb and deverbal noun
elements turned out to be the elements of meaning with instantiations relevant for the encoding of the same schema in Croatian, whereas the indefinite article element proved to be a weak element in the schema due to the morphological structure of Croatian which does not have a category of articles (thus the contrast in the shading of the elements).
The deverbal noun
in OmA and infinitive in OmO present us with a second variety of vowel harmony; mid-low dissimilatory vowel harmony.