Many words are used indiscriminately as nouns, adjectives or verbs, without any change of form.
On March 31st I found that Helen knew eighteen nouns and three verbs.
She makes many mistakes, of course, twists words and phrases, puts the cart before the horse, and gets herself into hopeless tangles of nouns and verbs; but so does the hearing child.
Each of the personal pronouns (except the 3rd plur.) exists in a longer and a shorter form: the one is used as a nominative and is a separate word, the other is attached to verbs and (in a slightly different form) to nouns to express the accusative or genitive.
With nouns, and of the final u of the third pers.
Adjectives follow the nouns they qualify.
In the language of Ebon, one of the islands in the Marshall archipelago, nouns have the peculiarity which is characteristic of the Papuan languages: those which indicate close relationship - as of a son to a father, or of the members of a person's body - take a pronominal suffix which gives them the appearance of inflexions.
Many words are used indiscriminately, as nouns, adjectives or verbs, without change; but sometimes a noun is indicated by its termination.
Thus the capitals of the Remi and Parisii were actually Durocortorum and Lutetia: the appellations in use were Remis or Remus, Parisiis or Parisiusthese forms being indeclinable nouns formed from a sort of locative of the tribe names.
Instead of the personal pronouns, both in their full and abbreviated forms, conventional nouns are in frequent use to indicate the social position or relation of the respective interlocutors, as, e.g.
- Partly derived from adjectival formations in y, from nouns and infinitives:e.g.
These nouns vary according to the different localities.
From these are derived the suffixes, which are shortened forms attached to nouns to express the possessor, and to verbs to express the subject.
In most of the languages there are no changes in nouns to form the plural, but an added numeral indicates number.
Helen has learned several nouns this week.
Another chief characteristic of Aramaic appears in nouns, viz.
A few words may now be said about the three main parts of speech - pronouns, nouns and verbs.
So in the Categories, he first divided things said 0ra XEy6 i 1Eva) into uncombined and combined, or names and propositions, and then divided the former into categories; and in the De interpretatione he expressly excluded mental conceptions and their combinations, and confined himself to nouns and verbs and enunciations, or, as we should say, to names and propositions.
The large class of heterogeneous nouns which are masculine in the singular and feminine in the plural constitute what is sometimes called the neuter declension.
Olmosy Kdroly tandr ur, " Mr Professor Charles (lmosy "; and the possessive forms of the nouns, which are varied according to the number and person of the possessor and the number of the object in the following way: tollam, " my pen "; tollaim, " my pens "; tollad, " thy pen tollaid, thy pens tollunk, our pen tollaink, our pens," &c. There is no gender, not even a distinction between " he," " she," and " it," in the personal pronouns, and the declension is less developed than in Finnish.
A root hawah is represented in Hebrew by the nouns howah (Ezek., Isa.
Secondly, he made no division of logic. In the Categories he distinguished names and propositions for the sake of the classification of names; in the De Interpretatione he distinguished nouns and verbs from sentences with a view to the enunciative sentence: in the Analytics he analysed the syllogism into premisses and premisses into terms and copula, for the purpose of syllogism.
Though, for simplicity and universality of thought, even in science, we must use the abstraction of attributes, and, by the necessity and weakness of language, must signify what are not substances by nouns substantive, we must guard against the over-abstraction of believing that a thing exists as we abstract it.
The cases of nouns are indicated by suffixes, which vary their initials according to the final of the nouns.
Masculine and feminine nouns of instrument or material are formed from verbal roots by prefixing m; e.g.
The De Interpretatione, or the enumeration of conceptions and their combinations by (I) nouns and verbs (names), (2) enunciations (propositions); 3.
In masculine nouns terminating in a consonant, an interpolated u precedes 1 to form the suffix article (om, man, om-u-1, the man).
Nouns are divided into two classes, one of which takes a pronominal suffix, while the other never takes such a suffix.