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NOUN: noun


Nouns are a part of speech typically denoting a person, place, thing, animal or idea.

The NOUNtag is intended for common nouns and verbal nouns. See PROPN for proper nouns and PRON for pronouns.

Common nouns

Irish nouns are either masculine or feminine, and inflect for case and number. In Old Irish, nouns inflected for nominative, accusative and dative cases. All of these are now represented in Modern Irish by what’s referred to as the `common’ case. An exception to this is pronoun forms, where the subject and object forms differ: “he”/ é “him”.

The genitive case and vocative case are marked by inflection.

Each noun falls into one of five declensions.

Verbal nouns

v2 UD documentation for NOUN states that “some verb forms such as gerunds and infinitives may share properties and usage of nouns and verbs. Depending on language and context, they may be classified as either VERB or NOUN”.

Verbal nouns are marked as NOUN in the Irish UD scheme. Verbal noun forms are used widely in Irish for the infinitive form, using the infinitive particle `a’, (a dhéanamh “to do”) and progressive aspectual phrases (ag déanamh “doing/ making”).


Common nouns
Verbal nouns

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