Re: The Unahoban Language
|From:||John Cowan <jcowan@...>|
|Date:||Monday, September 16, 2002, 13:44|
Roberto Suarez Soto scripsit:
> It's a bit like spanish: when speaking about masculine beings,
> you use the masculine form; when speaking about feminine beings, the
> feminine form. And when speaking about mixed groups, you use the
> masculine form too.
Not directly relevant, but I've always liked the Spanish feature of
plural agreement with coordinated nouns: "plomo y hierro fundidos", e.g.,
where English has to say "molten lead and molten iron" or risk ambiguity.
John Cowan firstname.lastname@example.org
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