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4 Modification

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The Hieroglyphic Luwian (HLuwian) corpus provides plenty of data for the category of modifiers. This chapter presents word order in modified noun phrases (NPs), again dividing between non-possessive and possessive modifiers. It explores the HLuwian modifiers in the form of non-genitival adjectives and participles. The focus shifts to the other type of modifier found in HLuwian, that is, those elements that express possession, relation and affiliation inside the NP in what is generally called attributive possession. HLuwian also has the possibility to mark possession externally, that is, outside the NP of the possessum in a way that is commonly called possessor raising. While Cuneiform Luwian has no means of expressing a genitival relation with a strictly substantival case, HLuwian has two endings available for the genitive. Different factors play a role in postposing possessive pronouns, genitives and genitival adjectives and fronting the phrasal heads respectively.

Keywords: Cuneiform Luwian; genitival adjective; genitives adjective; Hieroglyphic Luwian (HLuwian) corpus; Hieroglyphic Luwian (HLuwian) modifiers; non-possessive modifier; noun phrase (NP); possessive modifier



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