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Bare nominal attribution

Constructions of bare nominal attribution consist of two nouns.


Some examples of bare nominal attribution have been given below:

Example 1

a. Keninginne Beatriks
Queen Beatrix
Queen Beatrix
b. Frou Harinxma
Mrs. Harinxma
Mrs. Harinxma
c. Omke Roel
uncle Roel
Uncle Roel
d. De rivier de Ie
the river the Ie
The rivier Ie

The first noun may specify a rank, a title, a form of address, a kinship term, a geographical kind, and so on. The second noun is often a proper noun. There is no preposition joining the two nouns.