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Verbal conversion from an interjection is very rare, only a few examples can be found.

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There are only a few examples in which an interjection has been converted to a verb. An example is bimbamding-dong > bimbamjeto make the sound of ding-dong. Another example is the verb moartsjeto scream blue murder, which derives from moart!help! (which as such is related to the noun moardmurder). Synchronically, however, the latter case is not relevant anymore, as the interjection moart! seems to be obsolete nowadays. Note, by the way, that this converted verb has undergone breaking.

As with verbal conversion in general, the output verbs belong to class II of the weak verbs, i.e. they have an infinitive ending in -je. However, if the base ends in a diphthong with the glide [j], then conversion results in a verb of class I. This is the case with jûchheieto shout with joy (from jûchhei!hoorah!) and huieto whoop, from the interjection hui. We see the same effect with verbal conversion of nouns and adjectives.

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This topic is based on Hoekstra (1998:152).

References:
  • Hoekstra, Jarich1998Fryske wurdfoarmingLjouwertFryske Akademy
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