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DET: determiner

Definition

Determiners are words that modify nouns or noun phrases and express the reference of the noun phrase in context. That is, a determiner may indicate whether the noun is referring to a definite or indefinite element of a class, to a closer or more distant element, to an element belonging to a specified person or thing, to a particular number or quantity, etc.

An important point to note is that the traditional grammar of Russian does not define determiners as a separate word class. Russian does not have articles. Most determiners are traditionally called pronouns; that is, an UD-conformant annotation of Russian must distinguish between substantive pronouns (UD tag PRON) and attributive pronouns (UD tag DET).

Examples


DET 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] [sla] [sl] [sv] [tr] [uk] [u] [urj] [yue] [zh]