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Modification
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The partitive adjective may be modified, though less so than adjectives which occur in the canonical attributive or predicative positions.

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The partitive adjective tends to occur on its own, but it may be accompanied by adverbial modifiers:

Example 1

a. Wat tige seldsums
something very rare
Something very rare
b. Wat hiel aardichs
something very nice
Something very nice
c. Wat net botte smaakliks
something not very tasty
Something not very tasty
d. Wat like djoers
something equally expensive
Something equally expensive
e. Wat minder nijsgjirrichs
something less interesting
Something less interesting

Such examples are best with the nominal quantifier watsomething. The grammaticality of the examples may decrease with other quantifiers for unclear reasons. The partitive adjective may not be accompanied by nominal modifiers such as measure phrases:

Example 2

a. In protte âlds
a lot old
A lot of old stuff
b. *In protte trije ieuwen âlds
a lot three centuries old
A lot of stuff that is three centuries old
c. *In protte ieuwen âlds
a lot centuries old
A lot of stuff that is centuries old
d. Wat âlders
something older
Something that is older
e. *Wat in stik âlders
something a lot older
Something that is al lot older

The partitive adjective may not be accompanied by nominal arguments either:

Example 3

a. Dat is my te djoer
that is me too expensive
that is too expensive for me
b. *Wat my te djoers
something me too expensive
Something that is too expensive for me
c. ?Wat te djoers
something too expensive
Something that is too expensive
d. Dat is Sytse eigen
that is Sytse characteristic
That is typical of Sytse
e. *Wat Sytse eigens
something Sytse characteristic
Something that is characteristically Sytse
f. Wat eigens
something characteristic
Something characteristic
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