The noun is the basic form of speech in D'ni. Nouns that are basic words, usually have 2 syllables, but many have 3 as well.
Some which are compounds can reach 4 or 5. Those usually have derived endings and are derived from other parts of speech, like verbs.
The articles are prefixes to the nouns. Like in English, there are two kind of articles: definite re ('the') and indefinite erth ('a'); unlike English, they stay the same whether the noun is singular or plural:
- kor 'book
- re-kor 'the book'
- erth-kor 'a book' (and possibly erth-kortí 'some books')
As in many languages, there are two numbers of the D'ni noun: singular and plural.
Plural is formed with the ending -tí
- kor-tí 'books'