Very (a reflection on language)
Posted on 04/23/2017 09:04:56 AM
Copyright 2005, Michael LaRocca
Very is an adverb, yet it cannot modify a verb. Why the hell not? Let’s look at some Chinese, shall we?
Wo ai ni.
I love you.
Wo hen ai ni.
I very love you.
That makes perfect sense to me. I love many things, such as bicycling, nature, ...