Archi Language - Grammar - Nouns - Noun Classes

Noun Classes

The four noun classes of Archi are only evident from verbal inflection. The table below summarizes these noun classes and their associated verbal morphology.

Class Description Singular Plural
Prefix Infix Prefix
I Male human w- -w- b-
II Female human d- -r-
III All insects, some animates,
some inanimates
b- -b- ∅-
IV Abstracts, some animates,
some inanimates
∅- -∅-

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