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High degree specification sa so

The sa so-construction relates a certain high degree of a property of an argument to a proposition that will become true if that certain degree is reached. Consider the following:

Example 1

Hy wie sa dom om te laitsjen
he was so foolish for to laugh
He was so foolish to laugh

Here the infinitival clause describes a state of affairs that only holds true if a certain high degree of foolishness of a person obtains. Let us call this the high degree limit. The proposition expressed by the infinitival clause is true for all degrees equal to or higher than the high degree limit, and the proposition is false for all degrees lower than the high degree limit. The high degree limit may be syntactically expressed as an infinitival clause, a finite clause or an NP of comparison.


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