- 1 Comparison of adjectives
- 2 Comparative sentences
- 3 Adjective endings
- 4 Adjective tense
- 5 Attributive and Predicative adjectives
- 6 Post positive adjectives
- 7 Inherent and non-inherent adjectives
- 8 Nominal adjectives
- 9 Resultant adjectives
- 10 Adjectives with prepositions
- 11 Adjective Hierarchy
- 12 Adjective Negation
- 13 A note on style
Many adjectives in English have recognizable endings such as: able, al, ful, ic, ive,less, ous. However, there are many adjectives that do not have specific endings, for example, colours. The past participle of verbs can also be used as adjectives. For example, in the sentence, "He was abandoned as a child", abandoned is the past participle of the verb abandon, but in the sentence, "He was an abandoned child", abandoned becomes an adjective because it describes an attribute of the noun child.
Dalcurian has no specific endings for adjectives except:
- When the past participle of a verb is used as an adjective (looses the prefix gä’ and adds the suffix ädn)
- When an adjective has a relative verb (formed by adding the suffix ädn to an infinitive):
- Mæ gä’námbr di arangájel qve mæöra. He abandoned his children.
- Mæ ni námbrädn arangáj. He is an abandoned child.
- Jödran gä’tsöcr di gitæj qve diöra. Jordan touched your guitar.
- Binä, gerödn taÞ Þonábrämös, disiri tsöcrädn. I'm very touched by that gesture.
- Diö gä’ábravecsár binöra. You have angered me.
- Binä qurivecsárädn. I'm angry.
A note on style
Stylistically, Dalcuarians won't use an adjective if a verb and a noun can do the job. It's more likely that an enormous man would be refered to as a giant, or personal opinion would simply be possessive as in my opinion, or the usual custom may simply be customary; they like to be efficient in speech. However, what you learn from this website remains standard Dalcurian; this 'non-use' of adjectives is highly colloquial, and not something that a learner should ever worry about.