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8 Indeed, the adverb (e)pa´no,9 just like e´kso, is frequently used as an adjective in phrases such as to (e)pa´no pa´toma ‘the top floor’, o (e)pa´no xo´ros ‘the space above’, etc. Second, following the assumption that adverbs modify verbs, it would not be unreasonable to postulate that the adverb ksana´10 ‘again’ is combined with the verb diava´zo ‘read’ and that the output of this combination is the existing primary compound formation ksanadiava´zo ‘read again, reread’. Thus, ksanadia´vazma ‘rereading’ (4d) is a secondary compound formation, in other words a deverbal noun, which has been created on the combination of the verb ksanadiava´zo and the derivational suffix -ma.