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After the indefinite article
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Nouns cannot be elided after the indefinite article. Instead, the article must be replaced by the indefinite pronoun ienone', which is homophonous to the numeral ienone.

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The indefinite article is unstressed in Frisian. It cannot be used to carry the weight of a noun elipsis construction. Instead, use is made of the indefinite pronoun ienone', which is homophonous to the numeral ienone:

Example 1

a. *Loltsje hat in knikkert, en Aaltsje hat ek in __ krigen
Loltsje has a marble and Aaltsje has also a got
Loltsje has a marble, and Aaltsje also got one
b. Loltsje hat in knikkert, en Aaltsje hat ek ien __ krigen
Loltsje has a marble and Aaltsje has also one got
Loltsje has a marble, and Aaltsje also got one
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