Category:Classical Syriac nouns with irregular gender
The following Classical Syriac nouns have irregular gender.
In Syriac, nouns are usually inflected for gender by adding suffixes to their stem. For singular nouns in the emphatic state, the ending -ܬܐ (-tāʾ, -ṯāʾ) is mostly used for feminine nouns while the ending -ܐ (-āʾ) is mostly used for masculine nouns. A few nouns have the opposite gender to what is implied by their ending, and those belong in this category.
Note 1: Most masculine nouns ending in -ܬܐ (-tāʾ, -ṯāʾ) are usually considered to have a stem ending in -ܬ- (-t-) followed by the regular masculine ending -ܐ (-āʾ), giving the appearance that they end in the feminine ending -ܬܐ (-tāʾ, -ṯāʾ). Those are counted as irregular.
Note 2: Many nouns (e.g., some foreign or archaic nouns) that do not have either ending and are deemed to have an unpredictable gender are included in this category.
Note 3: Nouns of common gender (can be used as either masculine or feminine) are included in this category.
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