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Adverb Rules
  • Uninflected except when used for comparison.
  • When compared, they use the same affixes as adjectives.
  • Comparison exists in both positive and negative forms.
  • Both formal and normal forms exist when used in comparison.
  • Formal form also used when speaking of a superior even if the superior is not present.
  • Formal form can be used between equals to be polite.
Mode Comparison
Affix Example
Positive quickly - hrrŠev
Negative not quickly emŠl emŠl hrrŠev
Normal Superlative quickest +ha hrrŠevha
Negative Superlative not quickest +im hrrŠevim
Comparative quicker +[']e hrrŠev'e
Negative Comparative not quicker +il hrrŠevil
Positive quickly +'re hrrŠev're
Negative not quickly emŠl ... +'re emŠl hrrŠev're
Polite Superlative quickest +'nra hrrŠev'nra
Negative Superlative not quickest +'mri hrrŠev'mri
Comparative quicker +'ne hrrŠev'ne
Negative Comparative not quicker +'nil hrrŠev'nil

Deriving from adjectives
  • Add +[']ev to the adjective root to create the adverb form.
  • The glottal stop is used when the adjective root ends in an e or an i

  • Re (free, adj.) ➟ Re'ev (freely, adv.)
  • Ouyyir (serious, adj.) ➟ Ouyyirev (seriously, adv.)