Grammar categories

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The words/signs in a language don't all behave alike. We can put them in different categories. We give the categories names like nouns, verbs, adjectives, and conjunctions. These names describe how the words/signs combine with other words/signs. We call them grammar categories. (In spoken languages, people sometimes call them parts of speech.)

In SooSL, each sense of a sign can be marked for a grammar category. You will see the grammar category just after the sense number.

Sometimes, different senses are in different grammar categories. For example, in ASL there is a sign that can be used in two ways: as a verb meaning 'understand' or as a conjunction meaning 'but'.

You can see all the grammar categories in a dictionary. 

You will see a dialog that lists the grammar categories:

Web

Desktop

These dialogs also tell you how many signs and senses are in each grammar category.

In SooSL Desktop, you can also change the list of grammar categories.


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