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a verb form that serves to express frequent repetition of an action

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For the frequentative stem in the modern Ethiopian languages, see Leslau 1939.
What we are given is a process in the frequentative mode.
On we go, discovering that wriggle, allied to the Middle English wrikken, "to twist to and fro" is also related to the Dutch wriggelen, to wriggle, which itself is a frequentative (whatever that is) of wrikken, "to move or stir to and fro.
suffixed frequentative verb forms were derived from adjectives: [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] [long]' > [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] [to lengthen, to stretch]', [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] [heavy]' > [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] [to grow heavy]', [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] [big]' > [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] [to grow larger, to swell]', [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] [thick, dense]' > [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] [to thicken]', [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] [thick, bulky]' > [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] [to thicken]'.
repeated actions that have a well-defined end point, or frequentative, i.
When reference is made to a single occurrence this is called semelfactive aspect and in the case of multiple occurrences this is called iterative, repetitive, or frequentative aspect (sometimes subsumed under the label "Pluractional"; Newman 1990).
Denasalization also occurred in some grammatical morphemes, such as derivational suffixes forming frequentative verbs (cf.
According to Kaufman (1971), Tzeltal affect verb stems are derived from roots across the board by various processes with iterative, frequentative, etc.
The PFi shape of the verb can be reconstructed as *ammo-tta-; the Livonian cognate reflects a frequentative derivative *ammo-tt-ele-.
27) If it is filled by another argument, the resultant sentence can only have a sociative or frequentative interpretation (cf.
The predictable reflex of PU *widi- is PSaa *vede-, and the second-syllable labial vowel in the form *vedo- is a derivational suffix that forms frequentative verbs.
Although (i-1) and (i-2) give a full array of preverbal adjuncts and postverbal complements, verbs in Chinese can also be followed by a frequentative, durative, resultative, or manner expression (FDRM for short).
Verbs ending in ems and oms must be learned separately; some retain their mid vowel before the s formative and others lose it; a general rule of thumb is that deverbal verbs in the so-called frequentative formatives se, ne and ksnO retain their stem vowels, (cf.
This study aims at shedding light on the form, semantics and use of frequentative and momentative derivatives in Veps.