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Contracted pla in other expressions.

Contracted pla also occurs in some other constructions, most particularly in the expression ͻբԤ eduttaaple `right opposite, right in front'. This apparently derives from the LT form ͻկ etir `opposite' + Ԩ taan `emphatic' + ؽ poola `as if'.The fact that this form loses a long vowel oo, which is otherwise not to be expected in changes from LT to ST is evidence for the grammaticalization of this form from a postposition to another grammatical category.



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