classifying adjective


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Noun1.classifying adjective - an adjective that classifies its noun (e.g., `a nervous disease' or `a musical instrument')
adjective - a word that expresses an attribute of something
pertainym - meaning relating to or pertaining to
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For example, when the English NP craft beer is rendered in Lithuanian, craft is treated as a classifying adjective and a relational suffix -in- (which typically marks classifying adjectives) is added; cf.
For example, a classifying adjective does not admit an intensifier (7), comparison (8), or predicative position (9): (6)
Sometimes (though less commonly) the classifying adjective must precede the head noun in Polish (as in 4).