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Complementive predicative

Not all past participles can be used in the complementive predicative.


Past participles of modals do not combine with wêze be: they all form their perfect tense with hawwe have, which is the reason why they do not occur in the predicative construction. The same applies to copular verbs. Past participles of monosyllabic verbs are fine in the complementive predicative construction. Activity verbs receive a passive interpretation in the predicative construction, whereas unaccusative verbs receive a perfect tense interpretation:

Example 1

a. Dat is my jûn
that is me given
That is given to me
b. Hy is derhinne tein
he is there.to gone
He went to there