Nominalization is the use of a word which is not a noun e.g. verbs, adjectives or adverbs as Nouns or as the head of a noun phrase, with or without morphological transformation. The term can also specifically refer to the process of producing a noun from another part of speech via the addition of derivational affixes. Some languages simply allow verbs to be used as nouns without inflectional difference (conversion or zero derivation), while others require some form of morphological transformation. In Transformational grammar, Nominalization refers to the derivation of a noun phrase from an underlying clause.
Nominalization in Edo is characterized by complex morphotonemic alternation. Nominalization is the process of deriving nominal from a combination of other lexical categories or phrasal entities. In Edo, a noun is formed from the combination of a prefix and other lexical categories. Nominalization can be separated into two categories:NOMINALIZATION IN EDO