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Nominalised verb clusters

Verb clusters may be nominalised. Put differently, verb-raising may apply within gerundial infinitives and within ordinary infinitives, which both have the external syntax of Noun Phrases (NPs).


Verb clusters may be nominalised, either as ordinary infinitives or as gerundial infinitives. An example of either is given below:

Example 1

a. Dat winne wollen is yn 'e minske bebakt
that win want.GI is in the man baked
That wanting to win is deeply ingrained in man
b. Winne wolle is yn 'e minske bebakt
win want.OI is in the man baked
Wanting to win is deeply ingrained in man