Re: DRAFT: Numbers from 1 to 12 in Ayeri
|From:||Jörg Rhiemeier <joerg_rhiemeier@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, June 16, 2004, 18:51|
On Wed, 16 Jun 2004 18:47:17 +0200,
Carsten Becker <post@...> wrote:
I have looked at it, and, the naturalist I am, don't find them
appealing. They look like something a 17th-century (or later)
philosophical language inventor could have come up with, not like
something that could have evolved in a natlang.
And looking at your Ayeri grammar (to which I found a link in the
ZBB discussion), I hit upon a somewhat bizarre phenomenon, namely
an animate-inanimate distinction in 2nd person pronouns. One doesn't
often talk to inanimate objects; does one need special pronouns
for this purpose?
> I haven't yet made up numbers for Ayeri, just thinking about them.
> LISTEN, JANKO GORENC!!! I CANNOT SEND YOU THOSE NUMBERS BECAUSE I HAVE
> NOT MADE THEM UP YET!!!!!! Well, here is the thread on the ZBB where I'm
> discussing them. I know I'm stupid sometimes. My maths are always wrong
> the first time as it seems.