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ConjType: semantic type of conjugation

Values: Cmpr Expl

This feature is used on a subordinating or co-ordinating conjunction (if present) to mark the semantic type of adverbial clause or co-ordinated member it introduces.

Cmpr: subordinating conjunction introducing a comparative clause

This value is used for conjunctions introducing (possibly elliptic) comparative clauses. Since a clausal interpretation is favoured even when the comparative clause is reduced to a noun phrase or similar, the introducing elements (such as ut, sicut…) are regularly treated as SCONJ rather than as ADV.

Such conjunctions usually originate from relative elements (e.g. quam, related to the relative pronoun qui), and can have come to incorporate originally correlated demonstrative elements (like sic in in sicut, from sic … ut …).

Note: the Cmpr value has been preferred over Comp, so as to parallel the :cmpr subrelation for clauses.


In the following sentences, comparative conjunctions (and their equivalents in translation) are highlighted with bold typeface.

Expl: co-ordinating conjunction introducing an explicative block

This value is introduced for those connectors introducing explanations, reformulations, or similar, of a preceding element of the sentence; this element and its “expansion” are marked as co-ordinated.

Many of such conjunctions originate from crystallised paratactic expressions with the general meaning of “that is”, “as it is known”, etc., and so often incorporate verbal elements, and the general tendency is towards univerbation.


In the following sentences, explicative conjunctions (and their equivalents in translation) are highlighted with bold typeface. The conjoined elements are underlined

ConjType in other languages: [cs] [hy] [la] [tpn] [u]