Movable adposition

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Movable adposition

Postby nielsed » Sat 21 Nov 2015 9:51 pm

Are there any languages (natural or constructed) where the same word can be used as a preposition or a postposition to provide different meanings?

Here's a made-up example of what I mean (based on the English words 'to' and 'from') ...

trom the store - to the store

the store trom - from the store

tromo - under/over

tromf - behind/in front of

trome - west of/east of

trom the store tromf - to the store's front

the store trome trom - from the store's eastern side

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