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Adverbial clauses

Various adverbial clauses can be found following the noun.


Some adverbial clauses can be analysed as consisting of a preposition followed by a complementiser, as is the case with neidat after or nei't after. In the latter example, the complementiser dat that has been cliticised onto the preposition. The following three examples involve temporal clauses:

Example 1

a. De protesten neidat it nijs bekend waard, wiene om 'e nocht
the protests after the news known became were for the futile
The protests after the news became known were without result
b. De pinebúk sûnt er dat ûngemak hân hat
the pain.in.belly since he that accident had has
The belly ache since he had that accident
c. Dy lilkens as er der oan werom tinkt
that anger if he it.R on back thinks
That anger when he thinks back on it

The following two examples involve disjunctive adverbial clauses. The example below involves a yes/no clause introduced by the complementiser oft whether. The noun binds a pronoun in the adverbial clause, indicating that the noun is construed with the adverbial clause:

Example 2

Gjin famke, oft se read hier hat of net
no girl whether she red hair has or not
No girl, regardless of whether she has red hair or not

The example below involves a disjunctive adverbial clause of degree. The noun binds a pronoun in the adverbial clause.

Example 3

Gjin jonkje, hoe ûndogens as er ek is
no boy how naughty as he also is
No boy, however naughty he may be