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ADJ: adjective


Adjectives are words that typically modify nouns and specify their properties or attributes. They may also function as predicates, as in

Մեքենան կանաչ է: “The car is green.”

The ADJ tag is intended for ordinary adjectives only. See DET for determiners and NUM for numerals.

In accordance with the UD approach, ordinal numerals (առաջին, երկրորդ, ութերորդ, հարյուր հիսուներորդ) are tagged as adjectives, although the traditional grammar classifies them as numerals. They behave like adjectives both morphologically and syntactically, with the exception that they cannot be compared.

Most Armenian adjectives inflect for Degree (մեծ, ավելի մեծ, ամենամեծ) “big”.


Border cases

Resultative, subject and future-II participles are word forms that may share properties and usage of adjectives and verbs. Note, that in release 2.2 both core participial forms (used to form the moods) and participial adjectives (used in nominal predication with copula, and to modify nouns) are tagged VERB:

Note that some participial adjectives are tagged ADJ, although they may have verbal features in addition to the adjectival ones.

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