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These time-dependent predicates may be regarded as analogues of prototypical verbs. A larger group, including all those just listed as well as know, think, live and perhaps want, can combine with the meta-predicate can (potentiality). All the mental and speech predicates can take a complement (this or something). g. i know that. , i think that. .. The locational elements, with the exception of somewhere and here, share with the other “relators” the fact that they necessarily involve two referring substantive expressions.

The augmentor more, briefly contemplated at the end of the 1980s but abandoned again soon after, was given a second lease on life. Most of these changes took effect in Wierzbicka (1996); the replacement of part of with part is much more recent. As can be seen from the SLU and MUG lists of primes above, it had become possible, by the mid-1990s, to arrange the primes into subsets of similar elements identified by means of labels. The use of such labels (in line with earlier proposals by Goddard 1990: 258) has greatly contributed to silence those critics who, like Verschueren (1981: 322), could see no logic in what they thought was a random list of primitive elements.

On the basis of different syntactic properties for each meaning) does the equivalence of the primary meanings of want and mukuringanyi become clear. Polysemies involving want are in fact found in many languages. In more general terms, frequent polysemies in which semantic primes are involved include: do with ‘make’ (the Romance languages, Misumalpan, Arrernte, Samoan, Kalam), happen with ‘appear’ or ‘arrive’ (French, Ewe, Mangaaba-Mbula), want with ‘like’, ‘love’ or ‘seek’ (Spanish, Ewe, Ulwa), feel with ‘taste’, ‘smell’ or ‘hold an opinion’ (English, Acehnese, Ewe, Mandarin, some of the Romance languages), say with ‘speak’ or ‘make sounds’ (Thai, Mandarin, Yankunytjatjara, Kalam), before with ‘first’, ‘go ahead’ or ‘front’ (Lao, Samoan, Kayardild, Ewe), because with ‘from’ (Yankunytjatjara, Arrernte).

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