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periphrastic

(pĕr″ĭ-frăs′tĭk) [Gr. periphrastikos]
Pert. to the use of superfluous words in expressing a thought, as in the writings and speech of some schizophrenics.
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TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], 'resembling') as 'adjectival' instead of 'situation-fixing', meaning that they are not periphrastic, hence adjectivised.
The question that arises at this point is why doesn't an inanimate patient make a periphrastic passive more optimal than the corresponding active.
What the periphrastic locutions equating force with the self suggest, however, is that there really is much more to Homeric selfhood than the mere power to "stir one's own limbs.
The upper age range of those who employ the periphrastic construction appears to correspond to the first generation of speakers who were punished in school for speaking Spanish.
N employs a non-causative, unmarked periphrastic construction which changes the meaning:
Latvian expresses third person imperatives with a periphrastic construction consisting of the imperative/hortative particle lai and the finite indicative form of the verb; cf.
As Haspelmath has to admit, none of his criteria is completely unproblematic, and it is not entirely clear whether they should be considered a necessary condition for periphrastic status (Haspelmath 2000:661).
Papers discuss unidirectionality of grammaticalization in an evolutionary perspective, grammaticalization of Korean numeral classifiers, the grammaticalization of the German preposition von as a genitive equivalent, the grammaticalization of agreement in Chibchan, a grammaticalization perspective on decay and loss of applicatives in Siouan languages, the semantic diversity of generalized action verbs, predicting future change of relative clauses of Japanese, the catalytic function of constructional restrictions in grammaticalization, grammaticalization of periphrastic constructions, grammaticalization of honorific constructions in Japanese, and other topics.
Gaeffke says that the periphrastic jana passive (underlying the above construction) developed early in NIA but was unknown in Middle Indo-Aryan (MIA).
Elsewhere, causativization/applicativization is a morphological process in languages of this type (languages in which only periphrastic causativization is possible do not exemplify this language type).
2), comments that since 7 does not refer to a habit, it is "misleading or wrong to think of the periphrastic form used to as an habitual aspect marker.
He jams the densely periphrastic "in your through-shine front your heart's thoughts" between the sentence's simple but extenuated grammatical core, "we may .