Productive verbalizing morphology

Nominal Syntax - Derivation
There is a morpheme which derives a verb from a noun or adjective


Language Feature Status Grammatical Notes Source Etymology Notes General Notes Phylogenetic Code
Western Mono
Southern Paiute
Southern Ute
Idaho Shoshone
Northern Paiute
Achagua yes Wilson & Levinsohn 1992: 53
Resígaro no All verbal derivation morphology derive verbs from verb roots. Allin, 1976: 106-107
Bare yes Aikhenvald, 1995: 39
Piapoco no Adjectives and nouns can act as stative verbs without any sort of special morphology. Galindo, 2002: 152-153
Yukuna yes Applies to nouns, adjective, adverbs AND verbs. There are only a few verb nuclei that consist solely of a vebral root. Shauer & Shauer, 1978: 48
Yavitero no No mention of a verbalizer under verbs or nouns. Mosonyi, 1987: p. 45-47, 69-70
Wapishana yes Santos 2006:157
Wayuu no The particle calacá is used with a verbalizing capacity with non-verbs. Perhaps this is better described as a light verb, since it's called a “verb auxiliary” and used with a verbalizing function?? Mansen & Captain 2000: p. 801, Mansen & Mansen 1976: p. 155
Tariana no The morphological causative -ita is used to nominalize some verbs, but this is not fully productive. Aikhenvald, 2003: 77
Apurinã yes No indication of how productive it is, but it is also used on verbal roots. Facundes, 2000: 324
Asheninka Apurucayali no According to Mihas, some nouns may be derived from verbs Payne 1981; Payne 1983; Mihas 2010:143
Maipure yes author does not note how productive it is Zamponi 2003:44
Yanesha' yes The orthographic form is -V´t/-Vt/-t where V stands for a vowel Duff-Tripp 1997:42
Kinikinau yes Souza 2008:83
Baure yes suffix -si attached to nominal root Danielsen 2007: p89
Nanti no Michael, 2008. p. 247-290
Paresi yes Rowan and Burgess 1979:90
Palikur yes Green and Green 1972:73-4
Yine no info Matteson 1965
Añun no info Patte 1989
Bora yes Seifart - 2005:58
Makiritare no info Hall 1988: 104 "seem to be partially nominal in origin"
Makushi yes Carson 1982:134
Eñepa yes To form intransitive verbs Thomas Payne 1995:304
Pemon yes de Armellada 1999: 260 to 263
Guna no Smith texts
Naso no Quesada 2000
Ika no info
Kogi no info
Cabecar no info
Guaymí no Quesada 2008:49-146
Damana yes For verbalizing, nouns are usually combined with verbs to create new verbs
Sikuani no de Kondo (Vol.1,2) - 1985
Macaguan no info Buenaventura - 1993
Aguaruna no info
Northern Emberá yes Aguirre 1999:41-3 Chamí
Waorani no info
Ingá yes It indicates a change of state Levinson 1976b:31-2
Matses yes Fleck:457
Mapudungun yes However, the main strategy to verbalize nouns and adjective (and even any word category) is by zero nominalization. In other words, the noun or adjective (or other grammatical category) just takes verbal morphology (like tense) to behave as a verb. Salas 1992, p.193-5 It seems that verbalization is possible by only adding verbal morphology to nouns or adjectives. However, there are certain nouns which require a verbalizer suffix. Further, there are some verbalizers which derive meanigs as: "become X" or "to perfomr the
Páez no info
Quechua Ayacuchano yes The first usually derives a transitive verb whereas the second derives an intransitive verb Parker 1965:67-9
Tikuna yes Montes 2004b:80
Urarina yes There is a denominal verbalizer Olawsky:406
Waunana no info
Andoke yes 2: prefix: í- attaches to 'relative nouns' (generally classifiers or inalienably possessed nouns) , suffix -i attaches to nouns, means 'get/make N' Landaburu 1979: 182
Puinave no The author states that "there is no morphology to produce verbs out of names" Giron 2008: p186
Central Aymara yes Huayhua Pari 2001: 168
Kakua yes Bolaños fieldnotes
Kaingang no info Silva 2011/Goncalves 2011
Minica Witoto yes Minor and Minor 1982. p.49, 101
Hup yes related to verb 'be' Epps 2008
Nadëb/Roçado dialect no info Weir 1984
Dâw yes not a morpheme actually, but a tone change: deverbizers. Martins 2005:155 Martins 2004
Desano yes There are several derivational suffixes in Desano that are used to derive verbs from nouns. The most productive is -ki that makes a possessive verb out of a noun. Miller 1999, p.110-111 Also, -ye added to a noun has the meaning of 'give'. Verbs derived with -ye are bitransitive.
Cubeo yes occurs very rarely Morse & Maxwell 1999, p. 54 Denominal verbs are quite rare in Cubeo. One of the few examples of a suffix which derives a (stative) verb from a noun is -xi 'have a bad taste or odor of X', where X is the noun.
Kotiria yes Stenzel 2004
Makuna no Smothermon & Smothermon 1993, p.33-42
Koreguaje yes Cook & Criswell 1993, p.79
Barasano no Jones & Jones 1991, p.63
Tanimuca no Strom 1992, p.28-33
Siona no info Wheeler - 1970; Wheeler - 1987
Tukano yes suffix: -ti; usually means "to have N" Ramirez 1997: 353
Yanomami yes Ramirez 1994: 367
Ninam yes Goodwin-Gomez, p.117-118
Sanumá no info Borgman 1990
Surui no info
Karitiana no info
Nheengatu no Cruz 2011
Paraguayan Guaraní yes There are more than 10 verbalizers These are mainly verbal suffixes Krivoshein and Acosta 2001:116-8
Aché no info
Kokama yes Vallejos 2010:385-393
Nyangumarta yes 1
Jingulu no 0
Wambaya yes 1
Bunuba no info x
Walmajarri yes 1
Nyulnyul no info x
Warrwa no info x
Worrorra no info X
Garrwa no info X
Gooniyandi no info x
Warlpiri no 0
Bardi no 0
Yorta Yorta yes 99 1
Yir Yoront
Yindjibarndi yes 83-91 1
Yidiny yes 1
Yanyuwa no info x
Yandruwandha yes 177 1
Yalarnnga yes 35-6 1
Woiwurrung no info x
Wirangu yes 101-2 1
Wemba-Wemba yes H 49-50 1
Warumungu yes 50 1
Wangkumara yes 38 1
Uradhi Yes 334 1
Paakantyi yes 177, 181 1
Pitta-Pitta yes 211 1
Pintupi yes 137-145 1
Nyungar no info x
Nhanta yes 89 1
Ngiyambaa no 118 0
Ngayawang yes 14 1
Muruwari yes 130 1
Mayi-Yapi yes 55 1
Martuthunira yes 142 1
Marrgany yes 319 1
Kuuk Thaayorre Yes 422 1
Kuku Yalanji yes 89 1
Kugu-Nganhcara yes 414 1
Kaurna yes 15 1
Kalkatungu yes 85-6, 29b 1
Jaru no info x
Guugu-Yimidhirr yes 65 1
Gureng Gureng no info x
Gumbaynggirr yes 305-308 1
Gugu-Badhun yes 99 1
Yuwaalaraay yes 107 1
Dyirbal yes 85-9 1
Duungidjawu yes 89-90 1
Djinang Yes 118 1
Diyari yes 164-169 1
Dharawal maybe 57; 61 1
Darkinyung yes 38-9 1
Bularnu yes 66 1
Biri no info x
Bidjara-Gungabula no info x
Batyala no info x
Arabana yes 137-40 1
Alyawarr yes 66-7 1
Nyikina no 0
Yulparija Yes 47 1
Wathawurrung maybe 90 1
Mathi-Mathi yes 101 1
Hunter River and Lake Macquarie yes 83-84 1
Thanggati yes 57 1
Katthang yes 84-86 1
Panyjima yes 153-156 1
Ngarinyeri No info x
Kurrama yes 150-157 1
Yingkarta yes 1
Githabul No 9 0
Gunya No 329 0
Kunjen No 74 0
WesternTorres no info FO 121 x
Wakaya yes 1
Yindjilindji yes 513 1
Bandjalang yes 87 1
Ngaatjatjara yes 71 1
Arrernte Yes 194 1
Kokatha Yes 27 1
Karajarri Yes 87 1
Pitjantjatjara Yes Y 9 1
Ritharrngu Yes 60 1
Warrgamay Yes 72 1
Warluwarra yes 955 1
Warnman Yes 44 1
Djapu yes 112-4 1
Bilinarra no info x
Wiradjuri yes 19 1
Aghu-Tharnggala No info 73 x
Narungga Yes 62 1
Tharrkari Yes 36 1
Wajarri Yes 93 1
Warungu yes 310 1
Yagua yes Payne and Payne 1990
Baniwa yes Ramirez 2001