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Preliminary Recommendations


Language-specific features

Concurrent gender distinction

Since, in Dutch, the distinction between the male and female gender of nouns is disappearing, another appropriate gender distinction is the distinction neuter/non-neuter, which is expressed in the definite article determining the noun: `de' for female/male words and `het' for neuter words. As a consequence of the fact that some words can be preceded by both articles, CELEX distinguishes three tags:

Attribute Value Du. example Du. tag
De/Het Woord non-neuter de deur de
neuter het schip het
de or het de/het jolijt de/het

We need a special tag to mark up nouns which are part of a separable verb, e.g. `paard' in `paardrijden' and as a separated word form in, e.g. ``Ik heb paard gereden''. Cf. also `hout' in `houthakken', separated word form: ``Wij hebben hout gehakt'', etc. See also under Separability and compare language-specific features of Adjectives and Adverbs.