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- Used in forming intensive and reflexive forms of the personal pronouns, compare English -self and -selves.
- me 'me' → mezelf 'myself' (or mijzelf, based on mij)
- In some cases, -zelf is attached to the pronoun's nominative form (wij, zij).
- In vanzelf, -zelf is attached to the preposition van (of), it means automatically.