Re: Another language began
|From:||David Peterson <digitalscream@...>|
|Date:||Monday, November 11, 2002, 21:19|
I won't try to copy and paste, since the spacing got all screwed up on my
end, but you have for the singular genitive /-s/ and the singular accusative
/-z/ (and then for the plural the same thing with a /-ra/ beginning it).
Since these are both in final position, it's more than conceivable that this
distinction could break down, and both sounds could eventually be realized as
[s]. That could be *very* interesting, as then you'd have the exact same
case ending for the accusative and the genitive! I always wondered how
things like that happened... Anyway, maybe that wasn't a magnificent
insight, but I thought it was neat. :)
"A mama ei i nawa."
"I'm hugging a fish." (Implied: Why aren't you?)