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Animacy: animacy

Similarly to Gender (and to the African noun classes), animacy is usually a lexical feature of nouns and inflectional feature of other parts of speech that mark agreement with nouns. It is independent of gender, therefore it is encoded separately in some tagsets (e.g. all the Multext-East tagsets).

In the BulTreeBank tagset Animacy is not encoded as a special feature. The dichotomy that plays a role here is rather: Human - Non-human. With very few exceptions, these features are not encoded grammatically.

Anim: animate

As explicitly Animate can be considered the following pronouns:

Nhum: animate but non-human

It has the so-called count form in contrast to the humans, but only for masculine nouns. The count form is a kind of plural, which comes after numerals.

Inan: inanimate

It has also the so-called count form in contrast to the humans, but only for masculine nouns. The count form is a kind of plural, which comes after numerals.

Note that the symbol `#’, used in the Universal POS section indicates a holder for arbitrary number of features, suppressed in the respective tag as irrelevant in the BulTreeBank tagset, when mapped to the Universal one.


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