The Austronesian Comparative Dictionary

Parameter suffix forming adjectives. The suffix is actually local, and in the second instance temporal, and it thus gives the place and time at which or in which the meaning of the stem word is realized... Examples of adjectives with the suffix are: 'loud, of sound' (from 'throat', 'evil-smelling' (from 'stench'), 'strong' (from 'bone'), 'be taboo' (from 'a taboo')...The collective function of which is found in some other languages is seen in 'to marry' (from 'spouse') ... In other cases the meaning of the stem word is not available in , and hence the precise meaning of the suffix cannot be determined [c6930457a9c53dfd1030f226c11b4ef1]

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