• Dutch
  • Frisian
  • Afrikaans
Show full table of contents
Modification by a quantifier
quickinfo

The content noun may not be modified by quantifiers. This may be due to the fact that the measure noun is itself a kind of quantifier.

readmore

The following example shows that the content noun may not be modified by a universal quantifier in a bare partitive construction:

Example 1

*In kilo alle flikken
a kilo all chocolate.drops
A kilo of all chocolate drops

The content noun may not be modified by a numeral either:

Example 2

*In pear de seis guozzen
a few the six geese
A few of the six geese

This also holds in case the two nouns are joined by the preposition meiwith (excluding a kind interpretation):

Example 3

*In kilo mei alle flikken
the kilo with all chocolate.drops
A kilo with all chocolate drops

The same fact is illustrated below for the negative quantifier:

Example 4

*In soad gjin flikken
a lot no chocolate.drops
A lot of no chocolate drops

The same facts are found in English.

References:
    Suggestions for further reading ▼
    phonology
    • Dutch
    • Frisian
    • Afrikaans
    Show more ▼
    morphology
    • Dutch
    • Frisian
    • Afrikaans
    • Ellipsis
      [72%] Frisian > Morphology > Inflection > Nouns
    • -s
      [70%] Frisian > Morphology > Word formation > Derivation > Suffixation > Adverbial suffixes > Noun as base
    • In prenominal position
      [70%] Frisian > Morphology > Inflection > Adjectives
    • Quantifiers
      [70%] Frisian > Morphology > Inflection > Numerals
    • Cardinal numbers
      [70%] Frisian > Morphology > Inflection > Numerals
    Show more ▼
    syntax
    • Dutch
    • Frisian
    • Afrikaans
    • Inf-nominalization (Infinitival nominals)
      [72%] Afrikaans > Syntax > Nouns and Noun Phrases > 1. Characterization and classification > 1.3 Derivation of nouns > 1.3.1. Deverbal nouns
    • Binominal constructions: Quantificational constructions
      [70%] Afrikaans > Syntax > Nouns and Noun Phrases > 2. Binominal Constructions
    • Mood
      [69%] Afrikaans > Syntax > Verbs and Verb Phrases > 1. Characterization and classification
    • Excessive degree te 'too'
      [69%] Afrikaans > Syntax > Adjective Phrases > Modification and Degree Quantification
    • Pragmatics
      [67%] Afrikaans > Syntax > Verbs and Verb Phrases > 1. Characterization and classification > 1.5. Tense, modality and aspect > 1.5.2. Modality
    Show more ▼
    cite
    print