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  Dual (grammatical number) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dual is the grammatical number used to refer to two things, as opposed to the singular for one and the plural for all others.
Slovenian uses the dual number in full (although it tends to disappear in informal speech among young people), and Sorbian, the Slavic language of a very small minority in Germany, also uses the dual number.
Dual is one of the most distinctive feature of Slovene language and a mark of recognition, and is often noticed in touristic brochures.
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 Dual   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
This is known as the dual grammatical number.
The word dual is used in mathematics, as in dual space, dual polyhedron and dual numbers, for example.
Dual, in electronics, refers to two devices or circuits that have mathematical descriptions that are identical except that voltages in one correspond to currents in the other, and vice versa.
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 Grammatical number - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Grammatical number is expressed by morphological and/or syntactic means.
Grammatical number may be thought of as the indication of semantic number through grammar.
Elements marking number may appear on nouns and pronouns in dependent-marking languages or on verbs and adjectives in head-marking languages.
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 Number - FrathWiki
In linguistics, number is a grammatical category that specifies the quantity of a noun or affects the form of a verb or other part of speech depending on the quantity of the noun to which it refers.
Grammatical number is distinct from the use of numerals to specify the exact quantify of a noun; number is usually vague.
Other possibilities are dual number, expressing the existence of precisely two instances of the noun, trial number for three of a noun, paucal number for few but not of a noun, or a collective number that expresses the whole class of the nouns (e.g., mankind).
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 Number - LoveToKnow 1911
Eventually the conception of the series of natural numbers became sufficiently clear to lead to a systematic terminology, and the science of arithmetic was thus rendered possible.
Transfinite numbers, both ordinal and cardinal, may be combined by operations which are so far analogous to those of ordinary arithmetic that it is convenient to denote them by the same symbols.
In order that a number may be expressible as the sum of two squares it is necessary and sufficient for it to be of the form PQ 2, where P has no square factor and no prime factor of the form 4n+3.
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 Wikipedia: Slovenian language
It is one of the rare Slavic languages that have preserved the dual grammatical number (like the Upper and Lower Sorbian language) and it has a very difficult noun case system.
Dual was a feature of the Old Slavic language.
It is permissible to use plural or dual forms for uncountable singular nouns when stressing the diversity or the number.
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 Grammatical number
Several languages also have a dual grammatical number that expresses the existence of precisely two instances of the noun, and a collective number that expresses the whole class of the nouns.
Some other languages have a trial number for three or a paucal number, expressing few -- but not many -- instances of a noun, which is separate from the singular or plural numbers.
In terms of pronunciation, however, the majority of nouns (and adjectives) in French are not actually declined for number.
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 Wikinfo | Duality   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
In analytical psychology, duality is an archetype, that is to say, one of the deep powerful symbols of the functioning of the psyche.
In alchemy, duality is a dynamic principle of opposing or complementary elements or spirits.
In electronics, duality is the relationship between two devices or circuits that have mathematical descriptions that are identical except that voltages in one correspond to currents in the other, and vice versa.
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 Languages treat 1-4 specially
Grammarians use the term `(grammatical) number' for the singular/plural distinction marked on nouns in most languages, and supplemented in some languages by categories such as dual, and even trial.
Grammatical number tends to be indicated in the morphology of nouns (e.g.
Grammatical number in fact has only a somewhat loose relationship with numeral expressions in a language.
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 dual definition - Dictionary - MSN Encarta
grammar dual number or inflected form: dual number, or, in various languages, the inflected form of a noun, pronoun, adjective, or verb that refers to dual number
Dual is chiefly used as an adjective, meaning "having two elements or aspects" or "double," as in dual citizenship, a dual-purpose device.
Duel is chiefly used as a noun, denoting a fight between two people: He took offense at this remark and challenged the man to a duel.
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 Number in Turkish   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Number marking appears on common nouns, pronouns, demonstratives, and cross referencing on the verb.
Number together with person of subject nouns phrases are coded on the verb by means of agreement suffixes.
The tratment of number in Turkish agrees with Universal 34 as well due to the fact that there is no trial or dual number in the language but there is singular-plural distincion.
uiowa.edu /~linguist/classes/typology99/languages/Turkish/Number.html   (1004 words)

  
 The Definitive Guide to Plural XXXX   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
In many languages, including a number of Indo-European languages, there is also a dual number (used for indicating two objects).
Some other grammatical numbers present in various languages include nullar (for no objects), trial (for three objects) and paucal (for a few objects).
For example, for oranges the paucal number might imply less than ten, whereas for the population of a country it might be used for a few hundred thousand.
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Most have no number or only singular and plural.
Some other languages have a trial number for three...
A small number of devices, typically infrastructure devices...
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 dual - Definition, Synonyms, and Reference from OnPedia.com
dual - consisting of or involving two parts or components usually in pairs; "an egg with a double yolk"; "a double (binary) star"; "double doors"; "dual controls for pilot and copilot"; "duple (or double) time consists of two (or a multiple of two) beats to a measure"
dual - having more than one decidedly dissimilar aspects or qualities; "a double (or dual) role for an actor"; "the office of a clergyman is twofold; public preaching and private influence"- R.W.Emerson; "every episode has its double and treble meaning"-Frederick Harrison
dual - a grammatical number category referring to two items or units as opposed to one item (singular) or more than two items (plural); "ancient Greek had the dual form but it has merged with the plural form in modern Greek"
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 dual - definition by dict.die.net
See Two.] Expressing, or consisting of, the number two; belonging to two; as, the dual number of nouns, etc., in Greek.
Loosely, where there is some binary symmetry of a theory, the image of what you look at normally under this symmetry is referred to as the dual of your normal things.
There is a natural embedding of any vector space in the dual of its dual: V -> V'': v -> (V': w -> wv : F) (x' is normally written as x with a horizontal bar above it).
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 numbers | English | Dictionary & Translation by Babylon
A number is a mathematical concept used to describe and assess quantity.
Numbers may be used to placate management, grant sponsors, etc. "Making numbers" means running a program because output - any output, not necessarily meaningful output - is needed as a demonstration of progress.
They were fewer in number at the end of their wanderings than when they left the land of Egypt.
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 Slovenian language - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
It is spoken by approximately 2 million speakers worldwide, the majority of whom live in Slovenia.
Slovenian is one of the few languages to have preserved the dual grammatical number from Proto-Indo-European.
A whole verb or a noun is described without articles and the grammatical gender is found from the word's termination.
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/Slovene_language   (2018 words)

  
 languagehat.com: DUAL PRONOUNS.
Sometimes the dual is conspicuous by its absence; for instance Adam and Eve are not refered to using dual pronouns in Ælfric’s translation of Genesis.
For instance the dual 'siju' and 'sijuts' versus the plural 'sijum' and 'sijuþ' 1st and 2nd person present forms of the verb 'to be'.
The noun dual is the name of a grammatical number: early Old English had a three-part declension of the personal pronouns, which had singular forms to refer to one, dual forms to refer to two, and plural forms to refer to three or more.
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 Dual Amd
1) " Dual" -- In the context of Dual Amd
In some languages, in addition to the singular and plural numbers there is alsoa dual number, which is used when exactly two people or things are meant.
In electronics, duality is the relationship between two devices or circuits that have mathematical descriptions that areidentical except that voltages in one correspond to currents in the other, and vice versa.
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 13th Balkan and South Slavic Conference, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Based on Corbett's argumentation regarding number, I shall provide an account of the grammatical category of number in Serbian and argue that the Serbian system of number has changed, not through the loss of the category of dual, but through its transformation into a different category altogether.
In fact, it appears that the number system of Serbian is similar to that of Bayso, a Cushitic language represented by "a few hundred speakers on Gidicho Island in Lake Abaya (southern Ethiopia) and on the western shore of the lake."
It is, however, interesting that paucal exists as a nominal number only, contrary to what the authors of the manual claim.
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 dual - Wiktionary
(grammar) Pertaining to grammatical number (as in singular and plural), referring to two of something, such as a pair of shoes, in the context of the singular, plural and in some languages, trial grammatical number.
Modern Arabic displays a dual number, as did Homeric Greek.
The tetrahedron is the dual of the cube.
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 yourDictionary Agora - Print Page
In linguistics, the trial grammatical number is a grammatical number referring to 'three things', as opposed to 'singular' and 'plural'.
Then the grammatical number for a group of four may be quattrial.
The dual number is an ancient grammatical number in Indo-European languages.
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 LINGUIST List 4.306: Markedness   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
A correction on Old French number: those masculine nouns that had an -s suffix in the nominative singular also had -s in the accusative plural, though not in the nominative plural.
The fact that the grammatical properties [-Singular, +Plural] (of the grammatical category 'Number') are expressed by several morphological markings comes as no surprise to morphologists.
If there were a dual or paucal in Russian, one would expect one agreement pattern for this pro- perty and the other for plural.
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 dual (definition)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
[a] consisting of or involving two parts or components usually in pairs; "an egg with a double yolk"; "a double (binary) star"; "double doors"; "dual controls for pilot and copilot"; "duple (or double) time consists of a multiple of two beats to a measure".
[a] a grammatical number category referring to two items or units (as opposed to one item (singular) or more than one item (plural)); "ancient Greek had the dual form but it has merged with the plural form in modern Greek".
[a] having more than one decidedly dissimilar aspects or qualities; "a double (or dual) role for an actor"; "the office of a clergyman is twofold; public preaching and private influence"- R.W.Emerson.
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A dual is a pair or a grouping of two.
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 What is number?
Number is a grammatical category of nouns, pronouns, and verb agreement that expresses count distinctions (such as "one" or "more than one").
The count distinctions typically, but not always, correspond to the actual count of the referents of the marked noun or pronoun.
In the word girls, plural number is marked by the suffix -s.
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 BRJ Online
A close analysis of the role of linguistic science in the SNS curriculum exposes a number of limitations imposed by the narrow scope and goals of current linguistic activities.
These are: (a) the nonlinguistic basis of language prejudice, (b) the linguistic validity of all dialects of a language, and (c) the relatively small number of linguistic differences that separate the variants of Spanish.
As such, linguistic activities that focus strictly on the lexicon have the effect of amplifying the apparent differences between dialects at the expense of the overwhelming number of grammatical rules shared by all dialects of Spanish.
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