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Orientation: left and right

Quantifiers of body orientation can be used to modify spatial Adposition Phrases (PPs).


The adverbs lofts, links left and rjochts right refer to orientation. The forms lofts, links left and rjochts right combine with the preposition fan of in case they are used with a Noun Phrase (NP) complement:

a. Lofts fan 'e yngong
left of the entrance
To the left of the entrance
b. Rjochts fan De Almachtige
right of The Almighty
On the right side of The Almighty One

Standard Frisian lofts left is being replaced by links left borrowed from Dutch. The morphosyntactic options open to lofts may differ from those of links.

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