Nominal Classifier ( Concept )

      |_ Abstract
            |_ Linguistic Property
                  |_ Part Of Speech Property
                        |_ Classifier
                              |_ Nominal Classifier


A classifier used within a system of noun classes where the morphosyntactic loci are adjectives and, rarely, numerals, as modifiers. Nominal classifiers have all the properties of noun class system classifiers with differences regarding the size of the system (bigger); semantics (animacy/sex/shape/size), transparency of semantic basis (may be opaque), variability of assignment (possible), use in multiple classifier systems (possible), and interrelations with other categories (only with number). [Aikhenvald 2003: 68]

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