Category:Abstract Nouns

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Abstract Nouns (Derived)

Abstract nouns are derived from common nouns or adjectives by the use of three semiproductive suffixes:[1]

  1. -ci
  2. -ta
  3. -taka.

"there are also adjectival NAgs (Parson's DN type) and, in the singular, some feminine long NAgs are used as abstract nouns, e.g. masaniya 'knowledge' or matashiya 'reminder'" [2]

In Hausa: Suna na Badini

Misalai: rad'ad'i, talauci, ilimi


  1. The Hausa Language An Encyclopedic Reference Grammar, Paul Newman, pp. 5
  2. Studies in Hausa: Language and Linguistics By Graham Furniss, Philip J. Jaggar (Location 2322)

Pages in category "Abstract Nouns"

The following 7 pages are in this category, out of 7 total.