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1.1.2 Special types of compounds

This chapter on ‘special types’ of compounds is about everything that deviates from the regular type of compounds (see 1.1.1). Normally, a compound is composed of a single genuine head and a single genuine modifying part, like Räidhuus (‘town hall’, lit. ‘counsel-house’). A Räidhuus is semantically and grammatically a kind of Huus(pl. Huze), where people literally gather in order to deliberate (that is, to create Räid).


Special types of compounds lack a genuine head, or a genuine modifier, or both. Here is an overview.

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