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Agreement on adjectives
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The agreement system for adjectives depends phonologically on the presence or absence of a schwa, spelled -e. On this slender phonological contrast, a remarkably complex agreement system is built. There are two types of adjectival agreement: weak agreement, which is insensitive to the features gender and number and triggered by the definite and demonstrative articles and strong agreement, which is sensitive to number and gender and triggered by all other singular quantifiers. A semantically restricted set of adjectives may exhibit emphatic agreement.

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