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1.6 Semantic classification of APs

Adjectives can be classified into four groups on the basis of their meaning.


Adjectives can be classified as below:

  1. set-denoting adjectives, such as loange ‘long’
  2. relational adjectives, which includes geographical ones, as in dät Romelster Määrked ‘the market of Ramsloh’.
  3. subjectively evaluating adjectives, as in n heel ferdjuvelden Käärdel ‘a very special man’, where ferdjuveld ‘bedevilled’ came to mean ‘special’ in a positive sense.
  4. a remaining, somewhat heterogenous group, here called residual adjectives, which include quantifying adjectives, such as uungliek ‘various’.

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