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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
submission—excuse 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 Future. The flitting Chris Wright