Inanimate Gender ( Concept )
http://purl.org/linguistics/gold/InanimateGender


Thing
      |_ Abstract
            |_ Linguistic Property
                  |_ Morphosyntactic Property
                        |_ Gender Property
                              |_ Inanimate Gender


Definition:

A grammatical gender property such that membership in the inanimate grammatical class is largely based on meaning, in that non-living things, such as objects of manufacture and natural 'non-living' things are included in it. For example, one of the two grammatical genders, or noun classes, of Nishnaabemwin, the other being animate [Valentine 2001, 114].



Language Code: bla Blackfoot example of inanimate gender.
2009-06-04 13:28:07
ómahksíkimi-yi
lake-SG.INANIM
lake

References:
Mithun (1999:99) FROM Frantz (1991:8-9)


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