Aboriginal Australian languages
Nominals are a common feature of Indigenous Australian languages, many of which do not categorically differentiate nouns from adjectives.
Some features of nominals in some Australian languages include:
- the ability to take grammatical case marking,
- the ability to function substantively (head a noun phrase), and
- the ability to function predicatively (modify another nominal).
In Japanese, 形容動詞, keiyō-dōshi (literally "adjectival verbs") can be analyzed as nominals – see adjectival noun (Japanese)
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