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Re: Ethnologue

From:Jan van Steenbergen <ijzeren_jan@...>
Date:Tuesday, February 11, 2003, 9:34
 --- Christophe Grandsire skrzypszy:

> Which is why I never reply before reading *all* the posts that come from > Conlang. For instance, this morning I had received 40 messages, and I read > everyone of them before beginning to reply to the ones I wanted (it also > often helps me cut down the number of replies I want to give, so all in all > I win time ;)) ).
That's what I usually do, too. ---snip---
> As I said already, there *are* languages which instead of a genitive use > adjectival forms of nouns (Hittite, IIRC, is an example).
Russian has something like that: _papennyj_ "daddy's", which is a true adjective. In many cases it can be used as an alternative for the genitive _papy_. Jan ===== "Originality is the art of concealing your source." - Franklin P. Jones __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Everything you'll ever need on one web page from News and Sport to Email and Music Charts


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