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nsubj: nominal subject

A nominal subject is a noun phrase which is the syntactic subject of a clause and which controls the verb contained within the clause.


Rachaidh abhaileShe will go home’

Rachaidh sí abhaile \n Will_go she home
nsubj(Rachaidh, sí)

In a copula construction, the nsubj is dependent on the predicate (in this case the noun réitigh ‘solution’).

Is réitigh sealadacha iadThey are temporary solutions’

Is réitigh sealadacha iad \n Is temporary solutions they
nsubj(réitigh, iad)
cop(réitigh, Is)

The head of an infinitival phrase can also be nsubj in a copula construction – in Irish, the infinitive verb form is a verbal noun.

Ar mhaith leat teach a cheannach ? ‘Would you like to buy a house?’

Ar mhaith leat teach a cheannach ? \n Would_be good with_you house to buy?
nsubj(mhaith, cheannach)

nsubj in other languages: [bg] [bm] [cop] [cs] [de] [el] [en] [es] [et] [eu] [fi] [fr] [fro] [ga] [gsw] [hy] [it] [ja] [kk] [kmr] [kpv] [mr] [myv] [no] [pcm] [pt] [ro] [ru] [sv] [swl] [tr] [u] [yue] [zh]