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Modal infinitives in predicative or attributive constructions are often roughly equivalent to morphological derivations with certain suffixes. Modal infinitives are not themselves converted to adjectives.

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Modal infinitives in predicative or attributive constructions are often roughly equivalent to morphological derivations with the suffix -ber-able:

Example 1

Dat boek is (net) te lêzen => Dat boek is (ûn)lêsber
that book is (not) to read that book is (un)readable
That book is (not) to read => That book is (un)readable

The suffix -ber makes it impossible for the infinitive to have the properties of infinitives internally, that is, it cannot be accompanied by verbal dependents:

Example 2

*Dat boek is troch my lêsber
that book is by me readable
That book can be read by me
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