HIN101 Marked Adjectives
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Marked Adjectives are characterized by the matra for   Aa - a
They agree with the number and gender of the noun they qualify, adopting the matras   i   and   ðdepending upon the gender and number of the noun.
Singular Masculine Plural Masculine Singular Feminine Plural Feminine
Big (boy) child Big (boy) childrenBig (boy) children Little (girl) child Little (girl) children
ba_a baccaa Big (boy) child ba_­ bacca­ Big (boy) children C<Xi baccai Little (girl) child C<Xi baeccayaa˙ Little (girl) children
Black horse Black horsesBlack horses Black mare Black maresBlack mares
kalaa Ga<_a Black horse kala­ Ga<_­ Black horses kalai Ga<_i Black mare kalai Ga<e_yaa˙ Black mares
© 2005 Jishnu Shankar, South Asia Center, Syracuse University.