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Meaning of postpositions
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Postpositions involve a relation between an entity and a direction.

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The meaning of postpositions is discussed with the help of a concrete example. Consider the following sentence:

Example 1

Jouke wol ta de timpel yn
Jouke wants to the temple in
Jouke wants to go into the temple

The postposition ynin denotes a relation between two elements: a direction (the temple) and an entity (Jouke).

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