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Exact quantifiers
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Exact quantifiers completely specify to what extent an Adposition Phrase (PP) describes a situation:

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Exact quantifiers like healhalf, middenmiddle and hielendalcompletely specify to what extent a PP describes a situation.

Example 1

a. De krante siet der heal yn
the newspaper sat R.it half in
The newspaper was only halfway in
b. Strewellen hongen heal yn it wetter
bushes hung half in the water
Bushes hung halfway in the water

The adverb middenmiddle roughly refers to the middle part of an interval, as shown in the example below.

Example 2

a. Midden yn 'e nacht
middle in the night
In the middle of the night
b. Midden yn 'e greide
middle in the meadow
In the middle of the meadow

The nominal construction is also possible with middenmiddle, as in English:

Example 3

a. Yn it midden fan 'e nacht
in the middle of the night
In the middle of the night
b. Yn it midden fan 'e greide
in the middle of the meadow
In the middle of the meadow

Occasionally the determiner dethe is used preceding the nominal use of middenmiddle, which derives historically from an obsolete dative:

Example 4

Yn 'e midden fan 'e greide
in the middle of the meadow
In the middle of the meadow
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