The study is concerned with temporal meaning of Czech adjectives of the types -ici/-ouci (1) and -(v)si (2) which are - by and large - paradigmatically derived from imperfective (1) and perfective (2) verbs. In opposition to the traditional view, linking their relative time meaning with the absolute time expressed by the respective predicate, a different and probably more adequate analysis is proposed, relating it to the time included in the denotative information of the corresponding noun. In rare cases, the adjectives are derived from an unusual base, e.g. the type (1) from a perfective verb - their grammaticality is also discussed here.
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