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Very and Slightly

To emphasize an adjective, you repeat the root, if it follows the usual root+CV pattern, or the whole word, if it doesn't. For example:

valydu beautiful -> valyvalydu very beautiful
paltycha furry -> paltypaltycha very furry
agan large -> aganagan very large
me good -> meme very good


To de-emphasize an adjective, you apply the usual noun-to-adjective pattern, even if that pattern has already been applied.

valydu beautiful -> valydyju beautiful-ish, slightly beautiful
paltycha furry -> paltychyca furry-ish, slightly furry
agan large -> agynda large-ish, slightly large
me good -> mybe good-ish, slightly good
Tags: adjectives, conlang, grammar
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