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Preliminary Recommendations


Attribute Value It. example It. tag
Countability countable la penna -
uncountable lo zucchero -

This feature is neither used in the tagging of the corpus nor is it at present encoded in the Italian lexicon, although its coding is planned.

Application test:

A countable noun is one which has the plural form; usually it cannot be involved in the partitive construction, e.g. ``due penne'' but not ``* un pó di penna''; a mass noun admits the partitive, e.g. ``un pó di zucchero'', and if used in the plural ``tre zuccheri'' means `three different types of sugar'.