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Adjectival compounds

All compounding resulting in an adjective involves a second member which is an adjective itself. Nouns, verbs and adjectives may act as first members. Endocentric compounds is the most usual type; a part of them can be classified as univerbations. In pattern AA we also find coordinating compounds. In addition, all patterns also have a special type which displays an intensifying function; these are called elative compounds.

Adjectival compounds may have various stress patterns. These are also dealt with in the topic on stress in adjectival compounds in the part on phonology.


More details about the different types of adjectival compounds can be found by following the corresponding links:

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