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Modification by a demonstrative
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Numerals may be premodified by a demonstrative only in the bare numeral partitive, not in the prepositional numeral partitive.

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The following sentences show that numerals may be premodified by a demonstrative pronoun, in case the preposition is absent:

Example 1

a. Dy trije famkes
those three girls
Those three girls
b. ?*Dy trije fan 'e famkes
those three of the girls
Those three girls

However, the demonstrative premodifies the construction as a whole, not just the numeral.

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