- What is nominalization?
- How is an adjective nominalized?
- Can nominalized adjectives have plural form?
Using a word which is not a noun as a noun is called nominalization. In Persian, adjectives can be nominalized and function exactly like nouns. They are called nominalized adjectives or adjectival nouns. Nominalized adjectives can take plural suffix like a noun and have plural form. In English, adjectives are nominalized with the definite article. However, they are not exactly treated like a noun and do not take plural suffix.
In the following examples, nominalized adjectives are in singular form:
|خوب، بد، زشت
khub, bad, zesht
the good, the bad, and the ugly
|دارا و ندار
dârâ vo nadâr (dârâ o nadâr)
the rich and the poor