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Time is fast to run and slow to pass - nouns expressing time spans and events in constructions with adjective and ma-infinitive in Estonian



Year of publication 2018
Type Appeared in Conference without Proceedings
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description The conference abstract is concerned with Estonian construction such as sügis on kiire tulema ("autumn is quick to come"), in which the subject is typically inanimate and non-agentive, followed by an adjective such as kiire ("quick"), kerge ("easy"), raske ("difficult") or visa ("persistent") and MA-infinitive of a verb typically quite schematic in meaning (such as tulema "to come", tekkima "to come into being"). I analyze this construction as a subschema (a variant) of a more schematic construction in which subject is characterized by adjective and MA-infinitive.

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