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7.1.5.A special case: Allemaal'all'

We conclude the discussion of al/alle with a description of the behavior of the form allemaal. Historically, allemaal is composed of the morphemes al, te and maal; te and maal together are semantically equivalent to tezamen and mean “together”. In the glosses we therefore render allemaal as “altogether” reflecting its historical origin. The form allemaal is assigned its own separate section because its properties diverge in several ways from those of the forms al and alle (+ Num). We will start the discussion in Section with the use of allemaal as a modifier within the noun phrase. Section will discuss the independent uses of allemaal.

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