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    Question please i need help

    hello friends; i need some smart people to answer these questions for me cause i'm starting to have a crossed eyes because of this

    What is the morphological rule for forming an infinitive in Dutch?
    and
    What is the morphological rule for forming the Dutch past participle form?

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    Re: please i need help

    Hi Anna

    • Add -en to form the infinitive

    • First, take off the -en (the infinitive marker) to get the stem. If there's a double consonant (e.g.,-kk) left at the end of the word, take away one of them.


    • Second, add -t to the stem if the last letter is voiceless, and add -d if the last letter is voiced. If the stem ends in -d, don't add anything.


    • Lastly, if the stem ends in -l, double the vowel (e.g., betalen "to pay" => betal-en => betal- => betaal- => betaald).



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    Re: please i need help

    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    Hi Anna

    • Add -en to form the infinitive

    • First, take off the -en (the infinitive marker) to get the stem. If there's a double consonant (e.g.,-kk) left at the end of the word, take away one of them.


    • Second, add -t to the stem if the last letter is voiceless, and add -d if the last letter is voiced. If the stem ends in -d, don't add anything.


    • Lastly, if the stem ends in -l, double the vowel (e.g., betalen "to pay" => betal-en => betal- => betaal- => betaald).

    THANKS soap you always help me YOU'RE THE BEST TEACHER IN THE WHOLE WORLD GOD BLESS YOU

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    Re: please i need help

    You're most welcome. Thanks.

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