ADJECTIVES, SIGN OF THE OBJECT
|a.||Adjectives, like nouns, are inflected with endings. The adjectival endings designate the gender as masculine or feminine, the number as singular or plural, and the state as absolute or construct. There are no dual endings for adjectives.|
|b.||The adjectival endings are the same as the common endings for nouns, as listed in
the following chart. These endings are employed with nearly all adjectives.1|
|c.||The following chart provides illustrations of the occurrence of these endings with
three of the most common adjectives. Their translations appear in parentheses.
The simplest form of the adjective is the masculine, singular, absolute; it is also
the lexical form.|
1 The only common adjective with an irregular ending is(“one” [MS]), whose feminine, singular form in both the absolute and construct states is . See Lesson 12, exercise c.