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English translation: in the [null] lexical base

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Portuguese term or phrase:na base lexical
English translation:in the [null] lexical base
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19:08 Jun 30, 2007
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Science - Linguistics / Nouns
Portuguese term or phrase: na base lexical
A classificação nominal é observada através da utilização anafórica dos morfemas derivacionais de ‘forma’ e ‘consistência’ que classificam vários nomes. Quando o referente ainda não foi expresso, em nível do discurso, pode dar-se a afixação do classificador nominal na base lexical nula para nomes /i/.

Noun classification is observed through the anaphoric use of the derivational morphemes of ‘form’ and ‘consistency’ that classify various nouns. When the referent has not yet been expressed, it could be the case that at discourse level the noun classifier is affixed to the null lexical basis for nouns /i/
zabrowa
Local time: 07:59
in the [null] lexical base
Explanation:
(My search showed that you already posted two questions that included "null lexical base.")

At the end of your sentence I would say "affixed IN the null lexical base" (because it's an imaginary form that nothing can be physically attached to). Otherwise Your translation looks fine.
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Muriel Vasconcellos
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Local time: 22:59
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4 +1in the [null] lexical base
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in the [null] lexical base


Explanation:
(My search showed that you already posted two questions that included "null lexical base.")

At the end of your sentence I would say "affixed IN the null lexical base" (because it's an imaginary form that nothing can be physically attached to). Otherwise Your translation looks fine.

Muriel Vasconcellos
United States
Local time: 22:59
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 2542

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Marcos Bernardo: I have the same impression from the sample in Portuguese. To illustrate what I gather from our colleague, I would say: "When the referent has not yet been expressed, at discourse level, there can be the affixation of the noun classifier in the [null]...
8 hrs
  -> That's a good solution - he would have to take out "it could be the case that"
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