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Polarity: whether the word can be or is negated


Polarity is typically a feature of verbs, adjectives, sometimes also adverbs and nouns in languages that negate using bound morphemes.

In Bulgarian nouns, adjectives, attrubutive participles use bound morpheme не (with the exception of clear contrastive contexts) Verbs and transgressives, however, use the clitic не for negation.

The negativeness feature is used to distinguish response particles yes and no.

Pos: positive, affirmative


Neg: negative


Polarity in other languages: [bej] [bg] [bm] [cs] [el] [en] [es] [et] [fi] [fr] [ga] [gd] [gub] [hy] [jaa] [ky] [pcm] [qpm] [ru] [sl] [sv] [tn] [tr] [tt] [u] [uk] [urj]