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Modification of Noun Phrases

Nouns can be modified by certain elements which restrict their meaning (denotation). In the example below, the adjective ûndogens naughty restricts the denotation of the noun jonkjes boys:

Ûndogense jonkjes
naughty boys
Naughty boys

Nouns can be modified by the following elements: adjective phrases, prepositional and postpositional phrases, adverbial clauses, relative clauses and infinitival clauses. Free relative clauses are relative clauses which fail to have an antecedent. They have the external syntax of Noun Phrases (NPs). Clefts are built around the copula wêze be and a relative clause. These relative clauses behave differently from ordinary relative clauses. Relative clauses may be stacked and coordinated.


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