lemÌc. Lemizh grammar and dictionary

Exercise 9 in unit 16

Why is it always possible to remove a bracket’s predicate from a sentence without breaking any dependencies?


First convert the bracket into the corresponding coordination. Then you can remove the object that originally was the bracket’s predicate. Schematically:
A๠Bèi² Cỳe³. → A๠Beì² Cỳi². → A๠Cỳi².
(Bracket inversion works for the same reason. Just exchange the coordination’s objects, B and C, and convert back to a bracket.)