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English translation: [by virtue of being in a] demonstrative construction

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19:06 Jun 29, 2007
Portuguese to English translations [PRO]
Science - Linguistics / Nouns
Portuguese term or phrase: demonstrativo
NOTE: I don’t think DEMONSTRATIVE fits the context below, without significant modification (as in my translation). Comments/suggestions?

Nesses termos, o morfema -, em construção demonstrativa, abarca duas funções gramaticais, resultando em uma forma amalgamada, codificando posse e demonstrativo

In these terms, when the - morpheme appears in a demonstrative construction, it encompasses two grammatical functions thereby resulting in an amalgamated form, encoding a unit at once possessive and demonstrative
zabrowa
Local time: 16:25
English translation:[by virtue of being in a] demonstrative construction
Explanation:
I'm not sure if the morpheme by itself is demonstrative, so I'd recommend sticking closer to the original.

Thus, the morpheme, by virtue of being in a demonstrative construction, takes on two grammatical functions, resulting in a blended form that signifies both the possessive and the demonstrative.

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Muriel Vasconcellos
United States
Local time: 07:25
Grading comment
:)
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4 +2[by virtue of being in a] demonstrative construction
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[by virtue of being in a] demonstrative construction


Explanation:
I'm not sure if the morpheme by itself is demonstrative, so I'd recommend sticking closer to the original.

Thus, the morpheme, by virtue of being in a demonstrative construction, takes on two grammatical functions, resulting in a blended form that signifies both the possessive and the demonstrative.



Muriel Vasconcellos
United States
Local time: 07:25
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PRO pts in category: 2542
Grading comment
:)

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  veratek: thereby resulting in an amalgamated form that signifies both the possessive and the demonstrative. - I liked your beginning with her ending!
1 hr
  -> Thanks - except that "nesses termos" isn't usually translated literally.

agree  Rui Freitas: excelent, as always
9 hrs
  -> Thanks, Rui!
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