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Re: Larethian

From:Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
Date:Wednesday, October 27, 2004, 8:04
Quoting Simon Richard Clarkstone <s.r.clarkstone@...>:

> Andreas Johansson wrote: > > . SG PL > > NOM korz [kO4T] korzu [kO4DU] > > ACC korza [kO4Da] or [kQ4Da] korzum [kO4DUm] > > JAC korzi [k24DI] korzim [k24DIm] > I don't know why, but I have a feeling that this language might feel > more natural and (as you put it) "Germanic" if the jackallative plural > were the same as either the jackallative singular or the accusitive > plural. Assuming the jackallative plural isn't used commonly, its > historic form could plausibly have merged with another form, leading to: > king.JAC.PL = korzum > or (my more likely, due to sounds of -o-) > king.JAC.PL = korzi
That's a possibility. I do, however, not see that the jackallative plural would be particularly rare - probably about as common as the German dative plural, say. That's no reason there shouldn't be a merger in a declension or two, tho. Andreas