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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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Here, there is subtle shift in the conception of the snow referred to by the use initially of the ordinary gender- + number-variable pronoun la, which assumes that its referent has been categorized (via the invocation in this context of the basic-level category noun neige, whose feminine gender corresponds to the gender value that this pronoun expresses); and subsequently by that of the neuter demonstrative pronoun ca.
In connection with the last point, it should be noted that the demonstrative pronoun that is extremely common in general in spontaneous conversation (Biber et al.
The demonstrative pronoun refers to given information, and is also marked for contrastive focus.
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His opinion is that then already the 3P verbal inflection indicated a definite object and apparently originated from a personal or demonstrative pronoun with an accusative meaning ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] 1985 : 247).
The third person demonstrative pronouns and demonstrative modifiers both mark gender and distance inherently in their stems, and indeed differ formally only in their initial consonant (or lack thereof): for example, the third singular masculine, feminine, and neuter middle forms of the demonstrative pronoun from the activated paradigm are foina, foia, and foiga respectively; those forms from the semi-activated paradigm are oina, oia, and oiga respectively, and the demonstrative modifier forms are hoina, hoia, and hoiga respectively.
Table 2: Demonstrative Pronouns Isolated Contextual Gloss Isolated Contextual Gloss aha a this aku ak that ahni - these ahni - those
As is the case with the overwhelming majority of the languages in the world, and certainly with all the Germanic and Romance languages, the English definite article derives diachronically from a demonstrative pronoun.
Friedrich, Rollig, Amadasi-Guzzo have suggested that in cases where an inscription has more than one form of a demonstrative pronoun, as in the inscription of Yehaumilk, which uses both zn and z, these forms might be used to distinguish different gradations of distance, one meaning 'this .
The changes in Estonian affected Livonian, leading it to shed all but a single demonstrative pronoun se/sie (Larjavaara 1986 : 310-311).
1026 he lists among demonstrative pronouns proximal sg.
According to the 4-M model, English personal pronouns and demonstrative pronouns are content morphemes because they occur in a thematic-role-receiving argument position.