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DefinedMeaning talk:Dual (424673)

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A Defined meaning for this article (Dual (424673)) needs attention because:
Why Dual, Trial and others makes reference to "a word that represents X objects of the same type"? It seems this definition has been created by looking at only one language.
It is just a grammatical number; it can apply to a noun, an adjective, a verb... It can be expressed by a word but more often by an inflection. An adjective that is of dual grammatical number is not "a dual". And if it was, it would be anyway more like a "word that caracterizes X objects of the same type".
A more correct definition for me would be simply "Grammatical number related to X objects". How about this? Eden 05:51, 14 April 2007 (EDT)
It has been added to this category for attention. Thank you for your patience.


I agree with the proposal. "precisely X" is still better (see w:Dual (grammatical number)). --Ortografix 17:50, 16 April 2007 (EDT)
I have switched to the new version, adding "precisely". I have also let the "same type" as it seems a valid claim and have added the fact that in general, dual is used only for object that naturally belongs together to paraphrase wikipedia: for couple, shoes... things that barely exist alone once they have been paired -well, it depends, but...-). Does that sound good for you? Eden 15:43, 17 April 2007 (EDT)
That sounds very good. --Ortografix 13:34, 18 April 2007 (EDT)