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Re: No plural morpheme

From:Douglas Koller <laokou@...>
Date:Sunday, November 25, 2007, 1:23
From: Michael Poxon <mike@...>

> My lang does this; it has no nominal plural markers at all. Plurality is > shown in the auxiliary, for instance: > Bere engu ineda "I saw the horse" (lit: I saw it, horse) > Bere engu inera "I saw the horses" (lit: I saw them, horse)
I like the look of this, but what weight does the auxiliary bear? Is it "horse.see.I-it-past?"; "" Usw. Is the "r" of "inera" a tap, trill; can we easily distinguish it from the "d" of "ineda"? Details, man, details! :) Kou


Michael Poxon <mike@...>