Nominal (linguistics)

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In linguistics, a nominal is a part of speech in some languages that shares features with nouns and adjectives.


Aboriginal Australian languages[edit]

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:


In Japanese, 形容動詞, keiyō-dōshi (literally "adjectival verbs") can be analyzed as nominals – see adjectival noun (Japanese)

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