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The relational prefixes have been so called by Rodrigues since his early studies on the Tupinamba language (RODRIGUES, 1952, 1953), because their fundamental function is to relate a dependent stem--noun, postposition
or verb--to its determiner, enabling it to occur in the syntax.
There are special postpositions
(like vandaan and af) and there are prepositions that also appear as postpositions
(see Helmantel  for an extensive overview).
are expressed as suffixes and postpositions
at the end of the root word, rather than as prefixes.
An ergative marker, -a, may have developed recently, as it attaches at the end in a fashion similar to postpositions
and does not seem to have any other allomorphs: cf.
We had to correct some wrong tag assignments by ChaSen, in particular regarding different uses of postpositions
After stating the subject and producing all the direct and indirect objects (remembering to attach postpositions
rather than prepositions) and adverbs that belong in the middle, she would often forget what the verb was, an experience akin to starting a sentence in L1 and forgetting what you are about to say.
Givon, "The Gramaticalization of Verbs to Postpositions
in Ute", p.
The leftward direction of Taste-assignment in a language such as English or French, for example, predicts that the language will have prepositions and not postpositions
: this follows as a theorem, for if the language had postpositions
, the postpositions
would form a constituent with their complement and therefore, although in a correct linear position to assign Taste, could not assign Taste by condition (3).
Awar, for instance, features a dual for the nouns and the adjectives, and features postpositions
, rather than prepositions as in English.
Par exemple, le neerlandais de Berbice a (comme l'ijo) des postpositions
que le modele universaliste bickertonien ne permet meme pas; d'autant plus que Bickerton (1981, 1984) pretend que les prepositions n'existent pas dans la grammaire du bioprogramme.
Lehmann concludes the volume with a typological and diachronic sketch of OE postpositions
as residues of older OV word order, showing its relevance for newer approaches to syntactic change in English and in general (p.