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Re: Sarah's language.

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Monday, January 13, 2003, 14:45
Christophe Grandsire scripsit:

> > the 4th (-u) declension also contains nouns of all genders, > > though masculines predominate; > > Do they really? I was under the impression that feminine nouns predominated > there...
Well, on inspection the great bulk of the 4th declension nouns are really supines (deverbal nouns), all of which are masc. -- We call nothing profound that is not wittily expressed. John Cowan --Northrop Frye (improved)