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Re: Mapwords

From:Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
Date:Wednesday, July 23, 2003, 14:45
Quoting Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>:

> En réponse à Harald Stoiber :
> >Introduce one kind of mapword which marks singular, dual, > >separative plural (several separate elements) or > >collective plural (several elements as an entirety) > >on all nouns which will follow the mapword until the end > >of the entire sentences. The mapword will mark ALL the > >nouns - even across subclauses - in linear sequence. Case > >will be marked on the nouns directly, thus, confusing the > >receipient. *GGGGGG* *hehehe* > > LOL. The number system is already stabilised in Maggel. I prefer the > current separation in singular, dual, unmarked plural and marked plural. > Much more confusing :))) . And marking it on the nouns themselves allows me > to play with many irregular forms ;) .
I thought it went without saying that the actual morpheme for a given number in the mapword would vary irregularly with the noun in question? And that these morphemes all'd have different allomorphs for different positions in the mapword, of course (first, last, position divisible by three ...). Then you'd only need to introduce sentence-final Fithoid reshufflers that reorders the elements in the mapword to agree with what you said after forgeting the order of elements in the mapword ... Andreas