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Animacy: animacy

Values: Anim Inan

Similarly to Gender, animacy is 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). On the other hand, in Czech the (almost) only grammatical implications occur within the masculine gender, which is why the PDT tagset does not have animacy as separate feature and instead defines four genders: masculine animate, masculine inanimate, feminine and neuter.

Anim: animate

Human beings, animals, fictional characters, names of professions etc. are all animate. Even nouns that are normally inanimate can be inflected as animate if they are personified. For instance, consider a children’s story about cars where cars live and talk as people; then the cars may become and be inflected as animates.


PDT examples of masculine animate nouns:

Inan: inanimate

Nouns that are not animate are inanimate.


PDT examples of masculine inanimate nouns:

Animacy in other languages: [bg] [cs] [hy] [qpm] [quc] [ru] [sl] [u] [uk] [urb]