The modern Nassian language has two articles - emphatic and generic.
Emphatic article is expressed using so-called emhatic declination, which is different from a normal one. It is primarily used to emphasise the statement, secondarily as an anaphoric article of statement already done and followed.
Generic article n(ii)- is primarily used to represent general class of names, secondarily indifference and/or anaphoric article introducing statement, which will be discussed.
- name, imenő [ˈimenœːœ] (sing.) - the name, nimenö -
nouns, imenä (pl.) - names, imenȁ [ˈimenæːæː]
(pl.) - the names
Ta ime ukorte̋m! - Let us go downtown (into the town)!
Sesu niipis. Pisí eme imeni Uusëku. - This is a dog. His name is (the dog has name) Little Ear.