Category:Nominal Categories
Feature:Definite Articles WALS
Name:Definite affix
Languages (125):
Conlangs (122):
Bryatesle
Þrjótrunn
Altian
Marijo
Chamanar
Jaghri
Torain
Sathir
Dahilese
Eridanian
Mavakhalan
Kuyʔūn
Meftla
Liberalian
Isitya
Aveata
Moten
Ouxu
Solaric
Classical Magorian
matorian
Saimiar
Tine
Uirian
Cenyani
Enamyn
The definite article is a proclitic.
Future English
Prakyũ (Classical)
Sentalian
Yaufulti
Plitnakya
Dètren
Raig
Svørgska
Kemba
South Picksalladed
Doline
Ozavakve
Zorillo
Gonjonic
Xashi
Qorolese
Kannow
Korpasian
Lodeen
The definite article is a prefix, le- (also li-, la-, lu-, lju-, lja- depending on number and 'gender'–though, this precise prefix might also show the variants laj- and luj- for lja- and lju-).

When the context might seem obvious, or the locutor is speaking about their direct environment, the definite article might not be used.

Ex. : Mela tame nezol, ta kado klale stol

mother mine think, that cat pretty be

We will translate this as "My mother thinks the cat is pretty" and not "My mother thinks some cat/any cat is pretty", as the locutor probably speaks of their familial pet.
Kobardon
Mamambam
Vrlungla
K'u1k'uts'
Duemál
Qi (Irfikian Language)
Lántas
The definite suffix is: -xr. There are also distance-neutral definite demonstratives:

Class I sg: lrxr
Class II sg: saxr
Class III sg: prxr
Class IV sg: vaxr
Du: krxr
Pl: trxr
Pymmalian
Sonorian
Thensarian
Maksinaunminverbe The definite affix only appears when the noun is not possessed; the definite prefix occupies the same slot as the possessive prefixes.
Snahhian
Tizian
Barbane
Aoma
Alashian
Tolvian
Temarp
Femmish
Wally Toxic
FeNeKeRe
Proto Tændean
Alumian
Valuskan
Lanbuvia
Vrkhazhian
Tumbian
Guezu
Ccharthii
Arveyran
Achiyitqan
Khanese
Fritheyish
Ekorat
Oedilaaiffe
Proto-Toroq
Traup
Ythnandosian
Yeqochun
Novoslovnica
Qhirem
Omayna
Mli Vjacgu
Tnaaq
Pach'o
Doubleyew Eyepea
Negric
Anikuek
diSellat
Trayks
Valkanshia
Tajju-njo Gwa
Lavrian
Numi
Jywe
Draconic
Onnasurin
Ganur Lon
Htoleithe
Dheneydabus
Pejlanrau Khanech Khaftim
Kagian
Saftian
Faikari
Dwendish
Plitchik
INS
Gan Dostau
Random
Dearean
Enlalen
Melfem
Asokon
Kavrinian
Akiel

Natlangs (3):
Arabic (Egyptian)
Hebrew (Modern)
Supyire