Icelandic/Grammar/Adverbs

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Adverbs

Adverbs are words that add description to a verb or adjective.

Forming adverbsEdit

-lega is the most common suffix added to nouns, verbs, or adjectives to form the adverb. If the adjective ends in -legur (the most common suffix used to form adjectives from nouns), then that is simply changed to -lega. Examples:

  • lýðræðislega ("democratically") from lýðræði ("democracy")
  • fallega ("beautifully") from fallegur ("beautiful")

InflectionEdit

Adverbs are not inflected in any way other than degree (positive, comparative, and superlative). The comparative of -lega adverbs is -legar, while the superlative is -legast.