What is grammatical?

  • (adj): Of or pertaining to grammar.
    Example: "Grammatical rules"; "grammatical gender"
    Synonyms: grammatic
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on grammatical:

Sotho Grammar - Typology
... It is a tonal language more specifically, a complex grammatical tone language ... It has no grammatical case marking on the noun ... It has a complex grammatical gender system, but this does not include natural gender ...
Lojban Grammar - Syntax and Semantics
... to What Is Lojban?, the language's grammatical structures are "defined by a set of rules that have been tested to be unambiguous using computers", which is called the "machine grammar" ... syntactic (not semantic) constructs in Lojban each word has exactly one grammatical interpretation the words relate grammatically to each other in exactly one way ... always speaks textbook English in natural conversation Lojban speakers will also make grammatical errors when talking quickly ...
Persistence (linguistics)
... When a form undergoes grammaticalization from a lexical to a grammatical function, as long as it is grammatically viable some traces of its original lexical meanings tend to adhere to it ... ‘synchronic’ (semantic and distributional) properties of grammatical signs ... roots of a grammaticalised feature may remain visible in its grammatical function and may influence its grammatical distribution ...
Specialization (linguistics) - Specialization
... choices that characterizes an emergent grammatical construction ... that in time the feature conveys a generalized grammatical meaning ... narrows and the smaller number of forms selected assume more general grammatical meanings.” (Hopper 1991 22) ...
... orthographic representation of the encliticization and vowel reduction of one grammatical form with another ... the two is that the Greek examples involve two grammatical words and a single phonological word and the French examples involve a single phonological word and grammatical word ...

More definitions of "grammatical":

  • (adj): Conforming to the rules of grammar or usage accepted by native speakers.
    Example: "Spoke in grammatical sentences"
    Synonyms: well-formed

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