Noun Classes

Some articles on noun classes, noun, classes, nouns:

Archi Language - Grammar - Nouns - Noun Classes
... The four noun classes of Archi are only evident from verbal inflection ... The table below summarizes these noun classes and their associated verbal morphology ...
Sotho Nouns - Noun Prefix System
... Sesotho, like all other Bantu languages, uses a set of "noun classes" and each noun belongs to one of the classes ... The noun class that a noun belongs to is indicated by a prefix ... Nouns are divided somewhat arbitrarily between these classes, although a few of them contain nouns which mostly fall into clear categories ...
Noun Class - Language Families - Niger–Congo Languages - Bantu Languages
... the Bantu languages have a total of 22 noun classes called nominal classes (this notion was introduced by W.H.J ... no single language is known to express all of them, most of them have at least 10 noun classes ... For example, by Meinhof's numbering, Shona has 20 classes, Swahili has 15, Sotho has 18 and Ganda has 17 ...
Senegambian Languages - Noun Classes
... The West Atlantic languages are defined by their noun-class systems, which are similar to those found in other Niger–Congo languages, most famously the Bantu languages ... West Atlantic, and indeed Niger–Congo, noun-class systems are marked with prefixes, and linguists generally believe that this reflects the proto-Niger ... The languages of the Fula–Serer branch of Senegambian, however, have noun-class suffixes, or combinations of prefixes and suffixes ...
Enindhilyagwa Language - Grammar - Noun Classes
... Enindhilyagwa has five noun classes, or genders, each marked by a prefix Human male Non-human male Female (human or non-human) Inanimate "lustrous", with the prefix a- ... For bound pronouns, instead of "human male" and "non-human male" classes there is a single "male" class ... All native nouns carry a class prefix, but some loanwords may lack them ...

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