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The term '''classifier''' is used for a variety of elements whose function can somehow be described as that of assigning linguistic expressions to [[class]]es:
 
The term '''classifier''' is used for a variety of elements whose function can somehow be described as that of assigning linguistic expressions to [[class]]es:
  
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===Examples===
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In Chinese, unless the noun itself denotes a unit of a measurement (e.g. ''nián'' 'year'), it must be preceded by a classifier when it occurs with a numeral or a demonstrative.
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||||''yí''||''gè''||''qiú''||
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| ||one||CL||ball||
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|colspan="2"|'one ball'||
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===Subtypes===
 
*[[numeral classifier]] (this is probably the most frequent sense when ''classifier'' is used alone), also called [[sortal classifier]]
 
*[[numeral classifier]] (this is probably the most frequent sense when ''classifier'' is used alone), also called [[sortal classifier]]
 
*[[mensural classifier]]
 
*[[mensural classifier]]
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===Other languages===
 
===Other languages===
German [[Klassifikator]]
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German [[Klassifikator]] Chinese [[量词]]
  
 
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Revision as of 20:20, 17 June 2008

The term classifier is used for a variety of elements whose function can somehow be described as that of assigning linguistic expressions to classes:

Examples

In Chinese, unless the noun itself denotes a unit of a measurement (e.g. nián 'year'), it must be preceded by a classifier when it occurs with a numeral or a demonstrative.

qiú
one CL ball
'one ball'

Subtypes

Other languages

German Klassifikator Chinese 量词