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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?)