vocatively

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

vocative +‎ -ly

Adverb[edit]

vocatively (comparative more vocatively, superlative most vocatively)

  1. In a vocative way.
    • 2004, Hein van der Voort, A Grammar of Kwaza (page 722)
      Kinship terminology is reportedly not used vocatively in family II, whereas it is in family I (note that Kwaza has no vocative morpheme). It is by MA considered ugly to use the words for 'husband' and 'wife' vocatively.