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Rightward placement of a demonstrative direct object in an imperative clause

Demonstrative Noun Phrases (NPs) feature prominently in an imperative construction involving placement of the direct object NP to the right of the verb cluster at the end of the clause.


This construction allows direct objects to the right of the verbal particle, provided the direct object contains a demonstrative article:

Example 1

a. Lis del dy bal
lay down that ball
Lay down that ball
b. *Lis del twa ballen
lay down two ball
Lay down two balls