This article is about the use of
in English and especially in inflected languages. For use in Japanese grammar, see
adjectival noun (Japanese)
Nounal Adjective refers to an adjective that functions as a noun. English examples include "the other", "the True", "the Irish", and "the rich and the poor".
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A noun that functions as an adjective can be called an
adjectival noun in English (e.g. Fowler ), but it is nowadays more often called a noun adjunct or attributive noun.
Adjectival noun may also refer to a noun that functions as an adjective, especially Japanese adjectival nouns.
In inflected languages like
German, adjectival nouns are much more common however. German examples include "Bekannte(r)", "Angestellte(r)", and "Deutsche(r)". [1 ]
Adjectival nouns occur frequently in the Classical and Modern Standard
Arabic. Examples include الإسلامية ( Arabic: al-‘Islamiyyah), where "‘islamiyyah" is the adjective "Islamic", and "al-‘Islamiyyah" can be translated as "things Islamic."
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