Adjective Agreement Arabic

8 septembre 2021 - Less than a minute read

The subjects were either human or an animated non-human male (animal) plural; the adjective was either in agreement (FA or DA, depending on whether the noun was human or non-human) or it violated the concordance. The verbs were all transitive and in the past. Initially, 36 human nouns and 36 non-human animated nouns were used with an appropriate adjective to construct acceptable sentences. The conditions of the injury were generated from each of the resulting 72 acceptable sentences, so that the conformity marking on the adjective violated the rules of the standard Arabic agreement and showed feminine singular for human nouns (FA violation) and the masculine plural for non-human nouns (DA violation). . . .