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Re: No plural morpheme

From:Gary Shannon <fiziwig@...>
Date:Saturday, November 24, 2007, 19:33
--- caeruleancentaur <caeruleancentaur@...> wrote:

> I enjoy reading fantasy lit. Sometimes the authors use archaic > language in the mouths of some of the characters. I recently read one > character saying, "It's seven mile away...." > > I'm trying to keep Senjecan grammar as uncluttered as possible. I > thought that I might not use a plural morpheme if the plurality of the > noun was obvious as when, say, a number qualified the noun. > > What are your experiences with this in either a natlang or your > conlang? I believe that Japanese does this. > > Charlie >
Lingua Franca Nova marks plural with -(e)s, but the plural form is optional when context makes it clear that the noun is meant to be plural. --gary