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The Origin and Usage of Consecutive Adverb ＂Suì＂(遂): And the Comparison with ＂Năi＂(乃) ＂Yīn＂(因) and ＂Jí＂(即)
|Keywords:||「遂」 ; 承接副詞 ; 時間副詞 ; ＂suì＂(遂) |
consecutive adverb ; adverb of time
The ＂suì ＂(遂) evolution of ＂the verb for completeness > adverb of time for finishedness > consecutive adverb＂ completed between the Spring and Autumn Period and the Warring States Period. Consecutive adverb ＂suì＂ is mainly used to indicate chronological relationships. If the sequential occurrences of two events are accidental, ＂suì＂ simply indicates the consecutive order, but if the occurrences are non-accidental, then it implies causality combined with chronological relationships. Furthermore, the consecutiveness of time with implied causal relationships further develops into the consecutiveness of causality. The evolution of ＂suì＂ is different from those of other consecutive adverbs including ＂yīn＂(因) and ＂jí＂(即). ＂Suì＂ evolved from time to consecutive connection; but ＂yīn＂, ＂jí＂ evolved from anaphora to consecutive connection. Therefore, their usages are also different. ＂Yīn＂ and ＂jí＂ can be used to express hypothetical or conditional relationships, while ＂suì＂ can't be used in this way. ＂Suì＂ is mainly used to express chronological relationships, but it can also connect sentence groups over relatively long intervals, therefore ＂suì＂ does not necessarily indicate sequential relationships of occurrences of events.
|Relation:||政大中文報, 34, 195-235|
|Appears in Collections:||[Bulletin of the Department of Chinese Literature National Chengchi University] Journal Articles|
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