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Re: No plural morpheme

From:Leo Moser <via_acadon@...>
Date:Monday, November 26, 2007, 17:16
 One of the very first a-posteriori conlangs, Universalglot by Pirro, had no
marking of plural in nouns (nor in verbs or adjectives). Plurality was shown by
the article used (el or li) or by number words,including words like some and
many.The idea worked well IMO, but went against European and worldwidehabits
and may have been one reason that Universalglot received so little support --
even though it was superior IMO to Volapuk, whichcame around a decade or more
later. Pronouns in Universalglot did show plurality.Regards, Leo J. MoserSent On Mon 11/26, Carsten Becker &lt;
carbeck@GOOGLEMAIL.COM &gt; wrote:From: Carsten Becker [mailto:
carbeck@GOOGLEMAIL.COM]To: CONLANG@listserv.brown.eduDate: Mon, 26 Nov 2007
10:49:46 -0500Subject: Re: No plural morphemeHi,Informal Ayeri does not mark
obvious plurals as well when adverbs of measure are involved:pelang-ikan
(stone-many)layra-aril (girl-some)The standard dialect marks plural for
though:nangaye mensing (houses hundred)hinye samla-iri (boxes twenty-five)Many dialects don't
necessarily do that however:siku kay (pan three)idyan malan (coin twelve)Now I
hope that I remember this when I write the respective chapter in the grammar ;)
Problem is, I don't strictly follow my own rules when giving

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