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Preverb v. coverb[edit]

As far as I know, "preverb" is the usual term used in the case of Chinese. Chinese preverbs are lexically verbs but syntactically prepositions. That is to say, the Chinese equivalent of a preposition is a verb preceeding a noun, and the term for this is "preverb". — Hippietrail 11:40, 11 Aug 2004 (UTC)

Interesting to know. Can you tell me a bit more about this so I can put it into the article? (Or you could add it yourself if you like.) thefamouseccles 22:32, 19 Aug 2004 (UTC)
Unfortunately I don't know much more. I heard the terms "preverb" and "coverb" once and read up on them a bit once. I very quickly checked what I knew with Google. The second term is much harder to find info on by the way! — Hippietrail 04:01, 20 Aug 2004 (UTC)
I'm pretty sure coverb and preverb refer to the same thing in Chinese. There's no article on coverb currently, but I can write one up when I get the chance. -- Umofomia 22:51, 24 Feb 2005 (UTC)


I'm finding the new Georgian information here very very interesting but I would really love to see the native script along with the transliterations. — Hippietrail 13:12, 4 Jun 2005 (UTC)


I added the section on Algonkian, but I am neither a native speaker nor good with references. I think what I wrote checks against the grammars and dictionaries I've seen, but none is in front of me now.--Algonkian wanna learn (talk) 22:56, 14 August 2009 (UTC)