Proclitic

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Proclitic

 

an unstressed word (often monosyllabic) closely bound in a phrase to a following word, which has a stress. For example, in na stené (”on the wall”) and ty khodíl (”you walked”), na and ty are proclitics. Proclitics are usually articles, prepositions, particles, negatives, or conjunctions.

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