Changes

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WALS Online 2014

FeatureNumber of added/changed datapoints
Consonant Inventories 1
Vowel Nasalization 1
Prefixing vs. Suffixing in Inflectional Morphology
101
Reduplication 1
Coding of Nominal Plurality
138
Plurality in Independent Personal Pronouns 1
The Associative Plural 1
Definite Articles
61
Indefinite Articles
64
Distance Contrasts in Demonstratives 1
Pronominal and Adnominal Demonstratives 1
Gender Distinctions in Independent Personal Pronouns 2
Indefinite Pronouns 1
Person Marking on Adpositions 2
Position of Case Affixes
114
Ordinal Numerals 1
Position of Pronominal Possessive Affixes
117
Action Nominal Constructions 1
Nominal and Verbal Conjunction 1
Position of Tense-Aspect Affixes
83
The Morphological Imperative 2
The Prohibitive 1
Imperative-Hortative Systems 2
The Optative 1
Semantic Distinctions of Evidentiality 1
Coding of Evidentiality 1
Order of Subject, Object and Verb
166
Order of Subject and Verb
164
Order of Object and Verb
158
Order of Object, Oblique, and Verb
53
Order of Adposition and Noun Phrase
123
Order of Genitive and Noun
152
Order of Adjective and Noun
167
Order of Demonstrative and Noun
146
Order of Numeral and Noun
159
Order of Relative Clause and Noun
126
Order of Degree Word and Adjective
46
Position of Polar Question Particles
118
Position of Interrogative Phrases in Content Questions
101
Order of Adverbial Subordinator and Clause
53
Relationship between the Order of Object and Verb and the Order of Adposition and Noun Phrase
126
Relationship between the Order of Object and Verb and the Order of Relative Clause and Noun
132
Relationship between the Order of Object and Verb and the Order of Adjective and Noun
164
Alignment of Verbal Person Marking 2
Expression of Pronominal Subjects
42
Verbal Person Marking 2
Third Person Zero of Verbal Person Marking 2
Order of Person Markers on the Verb 2
Ditransitive Constructions: The Verb 'Give' 3
Passive Constructions 2
Antipassive Constructions 1
Applicative Constructions 1
Negative Morphemes
223
Symmetric and Asymmetric Standard Negation 2
Subtypes of Asymmetric Standard Negation 2
Negative Indefinite Pronouns and Predicate Negation 1
Polar Questions
121
Hand and Arm 1
Finger and Hand 1
Numeral Bases 1
Para-Linguistic Usages of Clicks 1

Small corrections have been made to the classification mainly triggered by updates in Glottolog's classification.

WALS Online 2013

Value assignment changes

The changes listed below include value corrections and additions of new values for existing features. Details about specific corrections can be found here.

FeatureNumber of added/changed datapoints
Consonant Inventories 1
Vowel Nasalization 1
Prefixing vs. Suffixing in Inflectional Morphology
101
Reduplication 1
Coding of Nominal Plurality
138
Plurality in Independent Personal Pronouns 1
The Associative Plural 1
Definite Articles
61
Indefinite Articles
64
Distance Contrasts in Demonstratives 1
Pronominal and Adnominal Demonstratives 1
Gender Distinctions in Independent Personal Pronouns 2
Indefinite Pronouns 1
Person Marking on Adpositions 2
Position of Case Affixes
114
Ordinal Numerals 1
Position of Pronominal Possessive Affixes
117
Action Nominal Constructions 1
Nominal and Verbal Conjunction 1
Position of Tense-Aspect Affixes
83
The Morphological Imperative 2
The Prohibitive 1
Imperative-Hortative Systems 2
The Optative 1
Semantic Distinctions of Evidentiality 1
Coding of Evidentiality 1
Order of Subject, Object and Verb
166
Order of Subject and Verb
164
Order of Object and Verb
158
Order of Object, Oblique, and Verb
53
Order of Adposition and Noun Phrase
123
Order of Genitive and Noun
152
Order of Adjective and Noun
167
Order of Demonstrative and Noun
146
Order of Numeral and Noun
159
Order of Relative Clause and Noun