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The suffix -lijks /ləks/ derives adjectives from nouns denoting time spans. The basic forms are uurlijkshourly, dagelijksdaily, wekelijksweekly, maandelijksmonthly and jaarlijksyearly. In addition, these adjectives can be joined by a numeral or an adjective: tweemaandelijkstwo-monthly, halfjaarlijkssemi-annual. The meaning is 'every X'.

Adjectives formed with -lijks are mostly used attributively. Copula constructions are disfavoured: ?de krant is wekelijksthe newspaper is weekly. A better option is an adverbial: de krant verschijnt wekelijksthe newspaper appears weekly.

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Adjectives in -lijks inflect regularly, but for semantic reasons they do not have comparative or superlative forms. Also, they fail to serve as input for further derivation. In dagelijksdaily, the linking element /ə/ is inserted between the stem dagday and the affix, and the stem vowel is lengthened.

The derivational pattern occasionally spills over to the temporal adjective tijdelijktemporary, resulting in the substandard form *tijdelijkstemporary.

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