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Formation
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The equative is always periphrastic, consisting of a function word with an equative interpretation followed by the adjective.

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The equative is always periphrastic, consisting of the word likeas followed by the adjective. Instead of likeas, the two word combination krekt sajust as may also be used. A special equative construction is built around the two words al saalso so, at least so:

Example 1

Ferline wike wie it tritich graden en de wyks dêrfoar wie it al sa hyt
last week was it thirty degrees and the week before was it also so hot
Last week it was thirty degrees and the week before that it was so hot too

The construction asserts an equative interpretation, but it leaves open the possibility that it was even hotter the week before.

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More details can be found in Hoekstra (1990).

References:
  • Hoekstra, Jarich1990Al sa grutFriesch Dagblad15-12Taalsnipels 168
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