auf 1000 Meter/Metern Seehöhe

  • berndf

    Moderator
    German (Germany)
    Would you say that here Zucker is an apposition to Gramm?
    Probably yes. That is how I would understand it. Semantically, this analysis is at least surprising, as appositions normally provide additional information but are not essential in identifying the referent of the NP itself but then there are examples for this too, like King George IV, where IV is both, essential for identifying the referent and an apposition.
     

    bearded

    Senior Member
    appositions normally .... are not essential in identifying the referent of the NP itself but then there are examples for this too
    It seems to me that such examples are very frequent. Suppose that in a small village there are only two persons called Fritz (a frequent case, I think). Then, in order to identify the referent, appositions would be essential: Fritz der Schreiner vs. Fritz der Lehrer.
     
    Top