Non-Rational Nouns

Tesseseya has two main classes of nouns: rational and non-rational nouns. Most nouns are non-rational. Non-rational nouns do not have different forms for number, do not take an object marker, have a larger range of classifiers, and use the pronominal clitic da=. Non-rational nouns can be derived from other words by using category classifiers as suffixes. For example, madusiyo 'dwelling place' from the verb madu 'dwell' plus the classifier siyo for locations.

List of Non-Rational Nouns