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NUM: numeral


A numeral is a word, functioning most typically as a determiner, adjective or pronoun, that expresses a number and a relation to the number, such as quantity, sequence, frequency or fraction.

Note that cardinal numerals are covered by NUM whether they are used as determiners or not (as in Windows Sete) and whether they are expressed as words (quatro), digits (4) or Roman numerals (IV). Other words functioning as determiners (including quantifiers such as muito and pouco) are tagged DET.

Note that there are words that may be traditionally called numerals in some languages (e.g. Czech and Portuguese) but which are not tagged NUM. Such non-cardinal numerals belong to other parts of speech in the universal tagging scheme, based mainly on syntactic criteria. These are adjectives (primeiro, segundo, terceiro) (ordinal numerals) or adverbs (mais_uma_vez “once more”; pela_primeira_vez “for the first time”).


NUM in other languages: [bej] [bg] [bm] [cs] [cy] [da] [en] [ess] [et] [fi] [fro] [fr] [ga] [grc] [hu] [hy] [it] [ja] [kk] [kpv] [myv] [no] [pcm] [pt] [ru] [sl] [sv] [tr] [uk] [u] [urj] [yue] [zh]