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demonstrative

(Expressive of emotion), adjective communicative, effusive, emotional, emotive, excitable, expressive, fanatical, fervent, feverish, fierce, fiery, free in expression, furious, histrionic, maudlin, overflowing, passionate, prone to display of feeling, prone to emotional display, talkative, temperamental, unrestrained, vehement, violent, without reserve

demonstrative

(Illustrative), adjective affording proof, allegorical, analytical, annotative, characteristic, confirmative, confirmatory, confirming, connotative, corroborating, declarative, delineatory, depictive, elucidative, enlightening, exegetic, exegetical, explicative, explicatory, explicit, expository, expressive, graphic, illuminating, illuminative, informative, informing, interpretive, representative, revealing, substantiative, suggesting, suggestive, supportive, telling, typical, verificative, verifying
Associated concepts: demonstrative bequest, demonstrative evidence, demonstrative gift, demonstrative legacy, demonstrative words
See also: apparent, clear, declaratory, probative, suggestive, vehement

LEGACY, DEMONSTRATIVE. A demonstrative legacy is a bequest of a certain sum of money; intended for the legatee at all events, with a fund particularly referred to for its payment; so that if the estate be not the testator's property at his death, the legacy will not fail: but be payable out of general assets. 1 Rop. Leg. 153; Lownd. Leg 85; Swinb. 485; Ward on Leg. 370.

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It is precisely because demonstratives play distinct roles (semantic coding of person and/or space and discourse-pragmatic coding referential coherence) that its system is of so great complexity.
Since there is no critical edition of this work for all mentioned languages, we have chosen here to analyze the demonstratives in just one testimony of each language (except in the case of Spanish, as it will be explained below).
The same may function as substitution anaphor, like demonstratives which also belong to slot (c).
Although same is normally preceded by the, it can take a demonstrative instead--this, that, these or those.
6) Furthermore, Barth assumes that the demonstrative *hai developed into *ai in some languages on the basis of modern Arabic dialects such as Syrian-Arabic haida (ms), haidi (fs), and Aramaic forms such as the expression 'ydy w'ydy 'this and that' attested in the Babylonian Talmud and demonstratives of the shape 'ydk Paydek/.
12) Although it is true that some AA languages make use of demonstratives with an element /t/, it is disputable whether the /t/ found in Semitic languages reflects an original demonstrative.
In this case, proximal demonstratives are related to present or future-time referents (10a); distal demonstratives are matched up with past-time referents (10b)
c) A third tendency lies in associating proximal demonstratives to cataphoric reference (11a) and distal demonstratives to anaphoric reference (11b).
Systems with six demonstratives have survived in more distant cognate languages (e.
Finnish demonstratives have been studied rather extensively in the last decades.
The Russian-English example above suggests that a further distinction between contrastive and noncontrastive exophoric use can profitably be introduced in the study of exophoric uses of demonstratives (see Wilkins 1999).
The thing about demonstratives is that their referent is whatever thing is made appropriately salient in the environment.