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.
>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.