What's the difference: Noun, verb sign, or directional verb sign?

Modified on Sun, 20 Aug, 2023 at 7:21 AM

To illustrate the differences between a noun, a verb sign, and a directional verb, let us look at the following example:

  • Noun = CAR
  • Verb sign = DRIVE-car
  • Directional verb sign = DRIVE-car-forward 

The verb sign DRIVE-car can be modified. For example, if you move your hands forwards or backward, you change the meaning of the sign to DRIVE-forwards or DRIVE-backward. 

Another way to modify the verb sign DRIVE-car is by using various facial expressions. For example, blowing up your cheeks and making big eyes to imply driving fast.

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