Questin about generic nouns
After studying 12 chapter of book 3, Alhamdu Lillah, i felt that i needed to revise everything. while doing so, I had some doubts and i hope that the brothers on the forum can help be get a better understanding.
1. in lesson 3 there is a question like this:
في أي عام ولدت أنت يا أحمد؟
my question is what will be the case ending of the word عام
2. Lesson 4, Exercise 7, Sentence 8 is the following sentence:
هذا بَيضٌ مسلوقٌ
a. Is بَيضٌ a generic plural noun for بَيضة? Seconding i found in my hens wehr dictionary that the plural of بَيضٌ is بيوض so, in arabic, can plurals have plurals too?
b. I looked up the meaning of gereric nouns on google and found the following definition:
"a noun that does not specify either masculine or feminine gender "
Does this definition apply to اسم الجنس الجمعي and are there singular generic nouns in arabic?
c. if بَيضٌ is a plural, then doest the rule Kullu jama munnas apply here(هذا is the mubtada in this sentence)? or there are different rules for the treatment of generic plural nouns?
I think i sound a little confused, but i hope you can understand my doubts.
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