Re: No plural morpheme
|From:||ROGER MILLS <rfmilly@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, November 24, 2007, 18:56|
>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.
>Quite common, I'd guess. Malay/Indonesian do it-- lima (buah) mobil 'five
(counter) car(s)', banyak mobil 'many car(s)', but then plurality itself is
kind of optional. Kash does too, with numbers-- nim Ã±aki 'five cars'-- but
not adjectives Ã±aki/Ã§ virik 'pretty cars'. LIkewise Gwr and Prevli (so