Prenominal Adjectives with Complements
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Dear List Members,
I am currently working on the distribution of prepositional and clausal complements in adjectival phrases. It seems that there is a restriction on prenominal adjectives in English in that they do not take prepositional or clausal complements:
* The proud of his son father.
Other languages (i.e. German) allow for prenominal adjectives to take complements but these appear to the left of the adjectival head. As far as I know, Greek and Bulgarian are the only languages that allow for prenominal adjectives to have post-head complements (example from Greek):
O perifanos jia tin kori tu pateras
the proud for the daughter his father
I would be grateful if you could point me towards other languages that show this pattern (or its mirror image), and related papers and/or grammars that contain relevant data.
I will post a summary of the answers I receive.
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