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What is an inanimate class?

 

Definition
 

An inanimate class is a category of nouns that do not have human or animal referents.

Discussion
 

In some languages, the inanimate class is a grammaticalized noun class.

Generic
  An inanimate class is a kind of
 
Sources
 

Hartmann and Stork 1972 93

 

Lyons 1968 286–288

 

Crystal 1985 17


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