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PRON: pronoun

Definition

Pronouns are words that substitute for nouns or noun phrases, whose meaning is recoverable from the linguistic or extralinguistic context.

Pronouns under this definition function like nouns. Note that Russian grammar traditionally extends the term pronoun to words that substitute for adjectives. Such words are not tagged PRON under our universal scheme. They are tagged as determiners in order to annotate the same thing same way across languages.

For instance, ‘это  “this” is traditionally called pronoun in Russian grammar, regardless of context (the notion of determiners does not exist in Russian grammar). To make the annotation parallel across languages, it should be now tagged PRON in Я видел это вчера.  “I saw this yesterday.” and DET in Я видел эту машину вчера.  “I saw this car yesterday.”

Examples


PRON 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]