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DET: determiner


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. Under this definition, determiners include articles and pronominal adjectives. In Classical Armenian, the tag DET is used for:

Adjectival pronouns and pronominal quantifiers are traditionally included into pronouns. However, the tag PRON is reserved for pronouns occurring as the head of a noun phrase in UD. Pronominal adjectives of animate and inanimate indefinite pronouns inflect for Animacy and Definite morphological features.



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