I’m looking at pronominal suffixes on nouns and trying to figure out how they’re tagged in the syntax module so that I can use them in searches. Most of them are adjuncts, but some of them are complements.
I understand that a bunch of things tagged as nouns in the Westminster morphology are acting as prepositions (that’s my way of thinking about it anyway.... לפני, etc), and when these have pronominal suffixes they are consistently complements, which makes sense. What I’m not following is why some nouns that seem to me pretty normal (i.e. without special semantic requirements) have pronominal suffixes that are complements. There does seem to be a pattern -- many of them are words for family relationships ( אב, אחות, אח etc), and others are body parts -- so I suspect that it is intentional, and I can maybe see how these categories do have special semantic requirements, but since most other instances of those words have suffixes that are adjuncts, I can’t quite figure it out.
E.g. Gen 12:19:
למה אמרת אחתי הוא ואקח אתה לי לאשה ועתה הנה אשתך קח ולך