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  1. quotative(Noun)

    Form of the complementizer related to the verb say, found in many languages of West Africa and South Asia.


  1. Quotative

    A quotative is grammatical device to mark reported speech in some languages. It can be equated with "spoken quotation marks". In the English sentence there is no word indicating that we are dealing with reported speech. This is only indicated typographically. In Sinhala on the other hand, the equivalent sentence has an overt indication of reported speech after the reported string Wow, the quotative kiyalaa. In Japanese, the quotative と [to] is used to indicate reported speech in this sentence

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of quotative in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of quotative in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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