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root: root

The root dependency indicates the root of the sentence. There should be just one node with the root dependency relation in every tree.

astinomíjeta fáti annók čulǽka 
"the police caught a man"                              

Copula constructions have been discussed in cop:

magáreno je stáro 
"the donkey is old"
nsubj(stáro, magáreno)     

If the main predicate is not present (due to ellipsis) and there are multiple orphaned dependents, one of these is promoted to the head (‘root’) position and the other orphans are attached to it. (This rule has in practice been followed since release v1.2 but was not explicitly stated in the original v1 guidelines.)

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