Noun Classes (was Re: New Language: Zhyler (Noun Classes) )
|From:||Christopher B Wright <faceloran@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, April 11, 2002, 14:04|
<OTOH it can be completely arbitrary. One of the classes of Swahili is
pl. vi- ('knife' is one member of this class, IIRC it applies generally
long things). The borrowed word for a traffic-circle (roundabout) is
to be /kiplefti/, plural /viplefti/.>
Then the reason would be that it's a loan word, crushed into
submissionexcuse me, a noun class. If it wasn't a loan word, I'd argue
for it being a subset of "road", which would probably be in that class.
>Lesson one: Oh, no, there isnt!! :-( or :-)If you go back far enough, you'll usually find some reason, no matter how
flimsy, as long as your knowledge is complete.
I made a set of about a dozen noun classes to be used sometime in the