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Articles and demonstratives normally precede attributively used adjectives. Early Modern Frisian featured a construction in which the indefinite article could follow the adjective.

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Articles and demonstratives normally precede attributively used adjectives. This is illustrated below for the definite article:

Example 1

De grutte feint
the big guy
The big guy

The order is as follows: 1: determiner - 2: adjective - 3: noun. Any permutation of the three elements in the phrase above is ungrammatical. This is illustrated below for the permutation 213 in which the adjective precedes the determiner:

Example 2

*Grutte de feint
big the guy
The big guy

If there are more adjectives, they must all follow the determiner and precede the noun:

Example 3

De grutte tûke feint
the big smart guy
The big smart guy

Early Modern Frisian featured a construction in which the indefinite article could follow the adjective:

Example 4

So wiett-in dream
so wet-a dream
Such a wet dream

The indefinite article developed into an suffix that was attached to adjectives following indefinite quantifiers, which might lead to a high-degree (elative) interpretation of the adjective (see the section on the equative: Equative). The same affix was also used when the construction involved noun ellipsis. It should be noted that the indefinite article does not exhibit any distinction between neuter and common gender. Hence, the suffix which developed from it did not exhibit any gender distinction.

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