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CELEX does not treat Case as part of the syntactic system but as part of the inflectional system. In Dutch the genitive `s', directly fixed behind the noun, marks possession, as in English. It also substantivises adjectives: `(iets) moois', `(iets) [or `(het)'] lekkers', etc. Case, other than genitive, is not pertinent to modern Dutch. Only archaic forms have the former case-dependent inflection. This is the reason why case values are not given in the syntactic part of the CELEX Lemmas Lexicon but are given in the Wordforms lexicon.

Attribute Value Du. example Du. tag
Casegenitive (dag des) oordeels G
dative (te) gronde (richten) D

Both tags are always combined with a `singular' or `plural' tag.

There are also GP tags (Genitive of Adjective Positive). Some morphologists count such word forms as adjectives, others as nouns. We count them as nouns.

Ge: Genitive singular
-- `hoofds'.
GP: Genitive Positive
-- `lekkers', `moois', `nieuws' (nouns deriving from adjectives).
Gm: Genitive plural
-- only pronouns in the CELEX lexicon.
De: Dative singular
-- `bate', `behoeve', `berde', etc.
Dm: Dative plural
-- only pronouns in the CELEX lexicon.

See also Case under Articles and Pronouns.