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Nominal conversion
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Three lexical categories may undergo conversion to a noun: verbs, adjectives and pronouns. This order also reflects the frequency of the patterns. Conversion of verbs to nouns occurs rather easily. In contrast, only two pronouns may be converted. Special attention is called for the gender of the resulting noun, which, depending on features of the input or the output, may be common or neuter. It should be noted that in quite some cases the use of the resulting noun is restricted to certain idiomatic frames.

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According to the base category, more details about the different types of nominal conversion can be found by following the corresponding links:

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    phonology
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    morphology
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    • Pronoun > N
      [77%] Frisian > Morphology > Word formation > Derivation > Conversion > Nominal conversion
    • Strong and other irregular verbs
      [76%] Frisian > Morphology > Inflection > Verbs
    • Weak verbs
      [76%] Frisian > Morphology > Inflection > Verbs
    • Derivation
      [75%] Frisian > Morphology > Word formation
    • V > N
      [75%] Frisian > Morphology > Word formation > Derivation > Conversion > Nominal conversion
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    syntax
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    • 1.1.2. The internal structure of the noun phrase
      [78%] Dutch > Syntax > Nouns and Noun Phrases > 1 Characterization and classification > 1.1. Characterization
    • 5.2.2.2. Interpretation
      [78%] Dutch > Syntax > Nouns and Noun Phrases > 5 Determiners: articles and pronouns > 5.2. Pronouns > 5.2.2. Possessive pronouns
    • 3.3.1. Adpositional phrases
      [77%] Dutch > Syntax > Nouns and Noun Phrases > 3 Projection of noun phrases II: modification > 3.3. Postmodification
    • 8.2.1. Nominal predicates
      [77%] Dutch > Syntax > Nouns and Noun Phrases > 8 Syntactic uses of noun phrases > 8.2. Predicative use of the noun phrase
    • 3.1.2. Differences in function
      [77%] Dutch > Syntax > Nouns and Noun Phrases > 3 Projection of noun phrases II: modification > 3.1. Restrictive and non-restrictive modifiers
    • Argument types
      [75%] Afrikaans > Syntax > Introduction to Adjective Phrases > Predication
    • Noun ellipsis
      [74%] Afrikaans > Syntax > Introduction to Adjective Phrases > Attribution
    • Mood
      [73%] Afrikaans > Syntax > Introduction to Verb Phrases > Characterization and classification
    • Finite declarative complement clauses: construction forms
      [73%] Afrikaans > Syntax > Introduction to Verb Phrases > Complement clauses > Finite declarative complement clauses
    • Equative
      [72%] Afrikaans > Syntax > Introduction to Adjective Phrases > Comparison by comparative, superlative and equative degree
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