Adverbial Lexicalization in Faroese

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In Faroese there is univerbation of phrases like onkran stað ‘some place’ to
onkrastað- with deletion of the accusative ending -n in onkran ‘some’. In this
particular case an adverbial suffix -ni is added giving the adverb onkrastaðni
‘somewhere’. It is univerbation and derivation of this kind that will be addressed
here, where the second part of the compounds is -beint ‘straight’, -leið ‘path’,
-stað ‘place’, -steðs ‘place’, -tíð ‘time’ and -veg ‘road’.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)269-287
Number of pages18
JournalNorsk Lingvistisk Tidskrift
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • adverbial lexicalization
  • derivation
  • Faroese
  • exaptation
  • petrification


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