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Morphological properties of nouns
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Frequently used nouns are often morphologically simplex, such as skoen shoe, tafel table, and foto photo(Van Rooy 2017:256). Most count nouns have morphological plurals, typically formed with -e, as in skoene shoes, or with -s, as in tafels tables, and depending on the syllable structure occasionally with an apostrophe -'s, as in foto's photos(Van Rooy 2017:256). Some count nouns also take a morphological diminutive, typically a variant of -tjie, as in skoentjie, tafeltjie, and foto'tjie(Van Rooy 2017:256).

Nouns are formed through nominalisation, with common suffixes including -ing (spel spell > spelling spelling), -heid (werklik real > werklikheid reality), -er (lei to lead > leier leader), -aar (luister to listen > luisteraar listener), -iteit (kreatief creative > kreatiwiteit creativity), and -skap (leier leader > leierskap leadership). Afrikaans nouns can also be formed through compounding, such as katkos cat food.

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For more information on the morphology of Afrikaans, including that of nouns, follow the link below:

References:
  • Van Rooy, B2017Kontemporêre Afrikaanse taalkunde [Contemporary Afrikaans linguistics]Afrikaanse sintaksis, funksioneel benader [Afrikaans syntax, functionally approached]Van Schaik Uitgewers251-297
  • Van Rooy, B2017Kontemporêre Afrikaanse taalkunde [Contemporary Afrikaans linguistics]Afrikaanse sintaksis, funksioneel benader [Afrikaans syntax, functionally approached]Van Schaik Uitgewers251-297
  • Van Rooy, B2017Kontemporêre Afrikaanse taalkunde [Contemporary Afrikaans linguistics]Afrikaanse sintaksis, funksioneel benader [Afrikaans syntax, functionally approached]Van Schaik Uitgewers251-297
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