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The partitive adjective

Not all adjectives are able to take the s-inflection; if they are less able to do so, their use in the construction is correspondingly hampered. Stacking of partitive adjectives is not allowed. The set of adjectives occuring in the partitive genitive is not identical to the set of adjectives occurring in attributive position nor to the set of adjectives occurring in predicative position (see semantic type). The partitive adjective may be modified, though less so than adjectives which occur in canonical, attributive or predicative, positions. Adjectives derived from the past participles of je-verbs may not be used as partitive adjectives. The adjectival quantifier oars other, else displays a different behaviour in some respects compared to other partitive adjectives. Geographical adjectives in -er display a different behaviour in several respects.


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