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Reference to the interval around a point: om hinnearound to
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Postpositional structures may be used to refer to the area around and including a defined area.

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The area around and including a defined area can be referred to by the postposition hinneto, which takes as its complement a prepositional phrase built on the preposition omaround. An example is given below:

Example 1

Om Ljouwert hinne
around Ljouwert POST
Around Ljouwert

A stretch of time around a temporal interval may likewise be referred to by the postposition hinneto and the preposition omaround, seeing that adpositions are often used for both space and time. An example is given below:

Example 2

Om 1900 hinne
around 1900 to
Around 1900

This postpositional phrase can itself be the complement of the preposition oantuntil. The preposition oantuntil may itself be selected by the postposition oanto, which in turn may be selected by the postposition tato, as in the following example:

Example 3

Oant de earste helte fan de 4e ieu oan ta
Until the first half of the fourth century POST POST
Until the first half of the fourth century

Combining the two structures mentioned here allows us to construct the following complex example, with the structure as indicated:

Example 4

a. Oant om 1900 hinne oan ta
Until around 1900 POST POST POST
Until around 1900
b. [[[Oant [[om 1900] hinne]] oan] ta]
Until around 1900 POST POST POST
Until around 1900
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