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There are some idiomatic phrases and constructions in which neuter noun ellipsis requires an adjective not marked with schwa.

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There are some idiomatic phrases and constructions in which neuter noun ellipsis requires an adjective not marked with schwa. Some of those cases are listed below:

Example 1

a. Adposition Phrase (PP), sentence adverbial
Oer it ginneraal
about the general
In general
Yn it algemien
in the general
In general
Yn it bysûnder
in the particular
In particular
b. PP, predicate, usually colour, mainly referring to clothes
Hja is yn it wyt
she is in the white
She is dressed in white
In seine mei in rjochte stôk yn it lang fan it blêd
a scythe with a straight stick in the long of the blade
A scythe with a straight pole along the long side of the blade
c. PP, idiomatic
Yn it net skriuwe
in the neat write
Make a fair copy
Yn it nau driuwe
in the narrow drive
Drive into a corner

The adjectives frjemdstrange and eigenfamiliar can be used without a following noun. In such examples, the semantics of a noun like folkpeople is characteristically added, that is, the interpretation is not free, but specialised:

Example 2

a. Gjin gepraat dêr't frjemd by is
no talking where strange near is
No talking in the company of strangers
b. Hy dreau de winkel hielendal mei eigen
he managed the store completely with familiar
He managed the store completely with the help of family

Eigenown never exhibits attributive inflection:

Example 3

a. Har eigen jild
her own money
Her own money
b. *Har eigene jild
her own money
Her own money

Eigenown can easily be used without following noun:

Example 4

Dat jild is har eigen
that money is her own
that is her own money

Some adjectives are used as nouns without overt marker in phrases of comparison denoting a high degree:

Example 5

Hy sûpte as in wyld
he drank like a wild
He hit the bottle like a barbarian

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More details can be found in Hoekstra (1993).

References:
  • Hoekstra, Jarich1993Frjemd en eigenFriesch Dagblad26-06Taalsnipels 257
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