6.2. CPR

Definition of the CPR functor

CPR (comparison) is a functor used for adjuncts expressing manner by means of comparison. Modifications with the CPR functor refer to an entity or event to which the entity or event expressed by the governing word is compared to.

Subfunctors. The CPR functor is further specified by subfunctors. See Section 13.1.3, "Subfunctors with the CPR functor".

CPR modifications have primarily the form of a dependent clause; however, not only events but also entities can be compared - the CPR modification then depends on a noun.

Constructions with the meaning of comparison are discussed in detail in Section 4, "Constructions with the meaning of "comparison"".

Forms. The basic forms of modifications with the CPR functor are:

Figure 7.32. The CPR functor

The CPR functor

V porovnání s tebou budu vždycky lepší. (=lit. In comparison with you, (I) will_be always better)

6.2.1. Borderline cases with the CPR functor

Border with the MANN functor. The CPR functor is very close to the most general functor for expressing manner: the MANN functor (see Section 6.6, "MANN"). See Section 6.6.1, "Borderline cases with the MANN functor".

Border with the RESTR functor. Comparative constructions (the CPR functor), especially in constructions with the connective než, can get very close to constructions with the meaning of a restriction (the RESTR functor; see Section 6.10, "RESTR"). See Section 6.1.2, "Constructions signifying "restriction" attached by connectives".

Functors bordering as the result of the multifunctional conjunction "jako". The CPR functor can get very close to the COMPL functor (see Section 11, "Functor for the predicative complement (COMPL)") and even to the paratactic connection functors: CONJ (see Section 12.1.2, "CONFR") and APPS (see Section 12.2, "Functor for apposition (APPS)"). This is caused by the fact that the conjunction jako carries the meaning of all the mentioned functors; it is both a coordinating and subordinating connective. See Section 17.4, "The conjunctions "než" and "jako"".