Freely adjoined sentence parts

Representation of freely adjoined sentence parts

Freely adjoined sentence parts are separated by commas and introduced by such particles as a (and), a sice, a to (and that (is)); these particles are discussed in part Particles introducing a loosely attached sentence member.

All freely adjoined sentence parts are assigned their usual function and are suspended in the usual way. Commas are suspended in a similar vein as brackets (i.e. the first, opening bracket under the governing node of the first member and the second, closing bracket under the governing node of the last member, see part Bracketing AuxG). The introductory particle (with afun AuxY) depends on the first member (directly, i.e. not on a preposition, see the examples); if the introductory particle consists of more than one word (a sice, a to), the first member is suspended under the second member.

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    usedl,   a   to   v   rohu  
    he-sat   and   that   in   corner  
    he sat down, and that in the corner
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    darovali   knihu,   a   sice   kupodivu   Brňanům  
    they-donated   book   and   that   strange-to-say   to-Brno-people  
    they donated a book, and that, strangely, to the Brno people
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    namazal   si,   a   to   včera   o   půlnoci   v   koupelně  
    he-lubricated   Refl   and   that   yesterday   about   midnight   in   bathroom  
    olejem,   kolečko   od   trakaře  
    by-oil   wheel   of   barrow  
    he lubricated - and that yesterday at midnight in the bathroom with oil - a wheel of a barow