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  ISO 639-3 Code: fao
  latlong: 61.892635,-6.911806  Map it!
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+ 01_Subject Verb Yes Gunnar Hrafn Hrafnbjargarson Forum
  Contributor: Hjalmar Páll Petersen
   02_Verb Subject No Gunnar Hrafn Hrafnbjargarson Forum
   03_Verb Object Yes Gunnar Hrafn Hrafnbjargarson Forum
   04_Object Verb No Gunnar Hrafn Hrafnbjargarson Forum
   05_Subject Verb Object Yes Gunnar Hrafn Hrafnbjargarson Forum
   06_Subject Object Verb No Gunnar Hrafn Hrafnbjargarson Forum
   07_Verb Subject Object No Gunnar Hrafn Hrafnbjargarson Forum
   08_Verb Object Subject No Gunnar Hrafn Hrafnbjargarson Forum
   09_Object Subject Verb No Gunnar Hrafn Hrafnbjargarson Forum
   10_Object Verb Subject No Gunnar Hrafn Hrafnbjargarson Forum
+ 11_Adposition Noun_Phrase Yes Gunnar Hrafn Hrafnbjargarson Forum
  Words: í húsinum
  Gloss: in house.the.DAT
  Translation: in the house
  Contributor: Gunnar Hrafn Hrafnbjargarson
   12_Noun_Phrase Adposition No Gunnar Hrafn Hrafnbjargarson Forum
+ 13_Adjective Noun Yes Gunnar Hrafn Hrafnbjargarson Forum
  Words: Hann keypti ein nýggjan bil
  Gloss: he.nom bought.3SG a.ACC new.M.SG.ACC car.ACC
  Translation: He bought a new car
  Contributor: Gunnar Hrafn Hrafnbjargarson
   14_Noun Adjective Yes Hjalmar Páll Petersen This is sometimes possible; cf. the place names: Fløtan fríða 'plain-pretty'; Hellan hála 'rock-the slippery'; Dalurin langi 'valley-the long' Forum
   15_Numeral Noun Yes Gunnar Hrafn Hrafnbjargarson Forum
   16_Noun Numeral No Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   17_Demonstrative Noun Yes Gunnar Hrafn Hrafnbjargarson Forum
   18_Noun Demonstrative No Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   19_Possessor Noun Yes Gunnar Hrafn Hrafnbjargarson Forum
   20_Noun Possessor Yes Gunnar Hrafn Hrafnbjargarson Forum
   21_Pronominal Possessor Noun Yes Hjalmar Páll Petersen In spoken FA the word order is Pronominal Poss + Noun; kinship terms have the word order Noun + Pronominal Possessor (pápi mín father-mine') Forum
   22_Noun Pronominal Possessor Yes Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   A 01_Attributive Adjective Agreement Yes Gunnar Hrafn Hrafnbjargarson Forum
   A 02_Predicate Adjective Agreement Yes Gunnar Hrafn Hrafnbjargarson Forum
   A 03_Degree Adjective Yes Gunnar Hrafn Hrafnbjargarson Forum
   A 04_Adjective Degree No Gunnar Hrafn Hrafnbjargarson Forum
   AuxSel 01_Auxiliary Selection Yes Gunnar Hrafn Hrafnbjargarson Forum
   C 01_Complementizer Clause Yes Gunnar Hrafn Hrafnbjargarson Forum
   C 02_Clause Complementizer No Gunnar Hrafn Hrafnbjargarson Forum
   C 03_Adverbial_Subordinator Clause Yes Gunnar Hrafn Hrafnbjargarson Forum
   C 04_Clause Adverbial Subordinator No Gunnar Hrafn Hrafnbjargarson Forum
   Extra Examples Yes Chris Collins Forum
   N2 01_Numeral Noun (indefinite) Yes Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   N2 02_Noun Numeral (indefinite) Yes Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   N2 03_Numeral Noun (definite) Yes Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   N2 04_Noun Numeral (definite) No Hjalmar Páll Petersen menninir fimm komu í gjár men-five came yesterday (this is possible, but marked) Forum
   N2 05_Definite NP (Num N, N Num) has a definite article Yes Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   N2 06_Definite NP (Num N, N Num) has a demonstrative Yes Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   N2 07_Definite NP (Num N, N Num) lacks a definite article or demonstrative No Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   N2 08_Definite NP (Num N, N Num) contains a Plural marker, but Indefinite NP does not No Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   N2 09_Definite NP (Num N, N Num) contains any other marking No Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   N2 10_The Numeral has a different form in Definite and Indefinite (Num N, N Num) contexts No Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   N2 11_The Noun has a different form in Definite and Indefinite (Num N, N Num) contexts No Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   Neg 01_Standard Negation is Particle that Precedes the Verb No Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   Neg 02_Standard Negation is Particle that Follows the verb Yes Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   Neg 03_Standard Negation is Prefix No Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   Neg 04_Standard Negation is Suffix No Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   Neg 05_Standard Negation is Negative Auxiliary verb No Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   Neg 06_Standard Negation is Higher verb No Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   Neg 07_Standard Negation is Tone No Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   Neg 08_Standard Negation is Tone plus Other Modification No Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   Neg 09_Standard Negation is Reduplication No Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   Neg 10_Standard Negation is Infix No Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   Neg 11_Distinct Negation of Class/Property No Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   Neg 12_Distinct Negation of identity No Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   Neg 13_Distinct Negation of Existence No Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   Neg 14_Distinct Negation of Location No Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   Order N3 01_ Demonstrative Adjective Noun Yes Gunnar Hrafn Hrafnbjargarson Forum
   Order N3 02_Demonstrative Noun Adjective No Gunnar Hrafn Hrafnbjargarson Forum
   Order N3 03_ Noun Adjective Demonstrative No Gunnar Hrafn Hrafnbjargarson Forum
   Order N3 04_Noun Demonstrative Adjective No Gunnar Hrafn Hrafnbjargarson Forum
   Order N3 05_Adjective Demonstrative Noun No Gunnar Hrafn Hrafnbjargarson Forum
   Order N3 06_Adjective Noun Demonstrative No Gunnar Hrafn Hrafnbjargarson Forum
   Order N3 07_Demonstrative Numeral Noun Yes Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   Order N3 08_Demonstrative Noun Numeral NA Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   Order N3 09_ Noun Numeral Demonstrative No Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   Order N3 10_Noun Demonstrative Numeral No Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   Order N3 11_Numeral Demonstrative Noun No Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   Order N3 12_Numeral Noun Demonstrative No Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   Q01_Initial polar Q-marker No Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   Q02_Final polar Q-marker No Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   Q03_Clause internal polar Q-marker No Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   Q04_Polar question by intonation No Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   Q05_Polar question by V-fronting Yes Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   Q06_Polar question by Auxiliary-fronting Yes Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   Q07_Q-marker follows narrow focus No Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   Q08_Affirmative answer by particle Yes Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   Q09_Affirmative answer by verb No Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   Q10_Affirmative answer by auxiliary No Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   Q11_Affirmative answer by auxiliary and verb No Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   Q12_Affirmative answer by particle and verb No Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   Q13_Affirmative answer by predicative 'be' No Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   Q14_Verb answer to indefinite subject question No Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   Q15_Particle-and-verb answer to indefinite subject question No Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   Q16NEGA_Negative answer by special negative particle No Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   Q17NEGA_Negative answer by bare sentential negation Yes Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   Q18NEGA_Negative answer by sentential negation plus bare verb No Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   Q19ANegQ_Truth-based confirmation No Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   Q20ANegQ_Polarity-based confirmation Yes Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   Q21ANegQ_Polarity-reversing particle Yes Hjalmar Páll Petersen the particle is 'jú' /jyu:/ Forum
   Q22ANegQ_Polarity-reversing answer by affirmative and special particle No Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   V2 01_Declarative Verb-Second Yes Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   V2 02_Interrogative Verb-Second Yes Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   w01a_Indef mass Ns in O position: can be bare Yes Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   w01b_Indef mass Ns in O position: must have an article No Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   w01c_Indef mass Ns in O position: can have an article No Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   w02a_Def mass Ns in O position: can be bare Yes Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   w02b_Def mass Ns in O position: must have an article Yes Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   w02c_Def mass Ns in O position: can have an article Yes Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   w03a_Indef sing count Ns in O position: can be bare No Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   w03b_Indef sing count Ns in O position: must have an article Yes Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   w03c_Indef sing count Ns in O position: can have an article No Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   w03d_Indef sing count Ns in O position: can have a plural reading No Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   w04a_Def sing count Ns in O position: can be bare No Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   w04b_Def sing count Ns in O position: must have an article Yes Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   w04c_Def sing count Ns in O position: can have an article No Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   w05a_Indef pl count Ns in O position: can be bare Yes Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   w05b_Indef pl count Ns in O position: must have an article No Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   w05c_Indef pl count Ns in O position: can have an article No Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   w06a_Def pl count Ns in O position: can be bare No Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   w06b_Def pl count Ns in O position: must have an article Yes Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   w06c_Def pl count Ns in O position: can have an article No Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   w07_a: Nouns with (intrinsically) unique referents in object position can be bare No Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   w07_b Nouns with (intrinsically) unique referents in object position must have an article Yes Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   w07_c Nouns with (intrinsically) unique referents in object position can have an article No Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   w07_d Nouns with (intrinsically) unique referents in object position must have a 'special article' No Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   w08a Proper names in object position can be bare Yes Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   w08b Proper names in object position must have an article No Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   w08c Proper names in object position can have an article Yes Hjalmar Páll Petersen in dialects (Suðuroy) it is possible to have Eg sá John 'I saw John' and also Eg sá Johnin 'I saw John-the'. The same holds for subject position: Johnurin er her 'John-the is here' Forum
   w08d Proper names in object position must have a "special" article No Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   w09a Order Art-PN in object position No Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   w09b Order PN-Art in object position No Hjalmar Páll Petersen But in the dialect of Suðuroy: Eg sá John-in 'I saw John-the' with the definite ending -in (not written with a hyphen in the spelling of FA) Forum
   w10a Proper names modified by an adjective in object position can be bare Yes Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   w10b Proper names modified by an adjective in object position must have an article in object position No Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   w10c Proper names modified by an adjective in object position can have an article No Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   w11a Order A--PN in object position Yes Hjalmar Páll Petersen eg møtti teirri fittu Mariu 'I met the nice Mary' Forum
   w11b Order PN--A in object position No Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   w12a Order Definite Article – Noun with mass nouns in object position No Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   w12b Order Noun–Definite Article with mass nouns in object position Yes Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   w12c Order Definite Article–Noun with singular count nouns in object position NA Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   w12d Order Noun-Definite Article with singular count nouns in object position Yes Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   w12e Order Definite Article–Noun with plural nouns in object position No Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   w12f Order Noun–Definite Article with plural nouns in object position Yes Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   w21a Proper names in vocative phrases can be bare Yes Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   w21b Proper names in vocative phrases must have an article No Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   w21c Proper names in vocative phrases can have an article No Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   w21d Proper names in vocative phrases must have a special vocative marker No Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   w21e Proper names in vocative phrases can have a special vocative marker Yes Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   w22a Plural (count) nouns in vocative phrases can be bare Yes Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   w22b Plural (count) nouns in vocative phrases must have an article No Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   w22c Plural (count) nouns in vocative phrases can have an article No Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   w22d Plural (count) nuns in vocative phrases must have a special vocative marker No Hjalmar Páll Petersen Forum
   w22e Plural (count) nouns in vocative phrases can have a special vocative marker Yes Hjalmar Páll Petersen Set mjólkina í køliskápið 'Put the milk-the-ACC in the fridge!' Forum