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ˣ ... um ... um: X `and' Y

. When two similar constituents in a sentence are affixed with ˣ ... ˣ um ... um , the meaning is X `and' Y.

The constituents must be of the same type in order for them to be conjoined, i.e., two nouns, two verbs (infinitives, or AVP's), two adverbs, etc. can be conjoined, but not one noun and one adjective, for example. Sentences cannot be conjoined with ˣ ... ˣ; another method, discussed in § [xxx], must be used.



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