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Idiom formation with voiding of the semantic content of the noun
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The negative article may be used in idioms featuring the indefinite article. So the phrase in boek lêzeread a book is negated as gjin book lêze, literally read no book. The negative article may also combine with certain nouns which are voided of their semantic content. Consider the following case:

Example 1

Hy lûkt him fan in oar gjin sek oan
he draws him of an other no scrotum P
He does not care a damn about anybody else
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The phrase gjin sekno scrotum just means nothing. The literal meaning of sekscrotum has disappeared. A similar example is provided below:

Example 2

It kin him gjin reet skele
it can him no ass care
He does not care the least bit

Here the noun has lost its lexical meaning. If we replace the noun with a literal synonym like kontass, the result is ungrammatical:

Example 3

*It kin him gjin kont skele
it can him no ass care
He does not care the least bit
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