Re: Negative ordinality (was: Please welcome . . .)
|From:||Ray Brown <ray.brown@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, December 16, 2003, 20:01|
On Tuesday, December 16, 2003, at 05:06 AM, Roger Mills wrote:
> Mark J. Reed wrote:
>> On Mon, Dec 15, 2003 at 08:41:39PM +0000, Ray Brown wrote:
>>> I know - but then so, alas, is 'thirty-twoth' for my old fashioned
> From Ray's msg I got the impression he's actually heard people say that,
> they weren't being funny-- it was an honest-to-goodness uage of theirs.
True - and it's significant that it's 'thirty-twoth' and not *thirty-oneth
*thirty-threeth. I've heard 'thirty-twoth' only from computing nerds who
also say 'leafs' and 'mouses' :)
> Nothing but tradition (and learning!) prevents us from analogizing
> ObConlang: In Kash, the decades are compounds of unit+ten (-fola); the
>> /p/ if the unit form ends in a consonant, and all except two and four do.
> So they all have -pola except rofola 20 and hafola 40. I made so many
> mistakes writing ropola and hapola, that I decided the language was
> undergoing an analogical change. Though of course, purists frown on
Great - back to conlanging again. It's sad that a comment on Gladitian
sparks of boring YAEDT.
Well, this is positively my last mail on any YAEDT 'negative ordinality'
- I might make an odd posting if its conlang related :)