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Modification by adjectives

Numerals may not be modified by adjectives.


The following sentences show that numerals may not be modified by adjectives:

Example 1

*Grutte trije fan 'e famkes
big three of the girls
Three big ones of the girls

Numerals may only be premodified by adjectives and adverbs of which the meaning is compatible with numerals, although in that case it seems to be the construction as a whole that is premodified:

Example 2

a. Amperoan tweintich fan 'e famkes
barely twenty of the girls
Barely twenty of the girls
b. In lytse tweintich fan 'e famkes
a small twenty of the girls
Slightly less than twenty of the girls