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Maltese alphabet and characters
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Maltese grammar rules
Maltese nouns inflect for gender, number, case and (in)definiteness.
Plural forms of nouns are not sensitive to gender distinctions. For a small group of nouns there is also a residual dual number. Some nouns have paradigm of five numbers.
Maltese formatting rules
|Short date format||d/M/yy|
|Long date format||d ta‘ MMMM, yyyy|
|e.g. 17 ta‘ Marzu, 2011|
Numbers and measurements
Maltese capitalisation usage
Should be capitalised
- People’s names.
- Languages and geographical names (of countries, counties/states, cities etc.).
- The first letter of adjectives deriving from topographic names, as well as adjectives deriving from names of movements, organizations and religions should be capitalised.
- Headings/titles: only the first word is capitalised unless a proper noun is featured.
- The first letter of abbreviated titles is always capitalized.
- Days and months, names of nations/nationals are always capitalised.
- If the first word in the English source string is capitalised, the corresponding first word in the target language should also be capitalised. If the word in the English source string is not capitalised, the corresponding first word in the target language should also not be capitalised, unless language-specific rules specify different capitalisation.
- The general rules for capitalisation in Maltese phrases and sentences closely follow those for English.
Should NOT be capitalised
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