Re: Arveuneic - Part Two
|From:||Padraic Brown <pbrown@...>|
|Date:||Monday, November 27, 2000, 1:20|
On Fri, 24 Nov 2000, Dan Jones wrote:
>All Arveunan nouns have a gender- either masculine or feminine. As a
>general rule, all nouns ending in -át, -ion and -a are feminine and
>the rest are feminine. Of course, there are quite a few exceptions.
Sexist! ;) Which ones are really fem. and which are masc.?
>Generally, nouns form their plural by adding -s. However, the following exceptions apply:
> - nouns ending in -t or -d loose this and add -s: veritát "truth" -->
> veritás, môut "sheep" --> môus.
I like this.
> - nouns ending in -Vic, where V is any vowel, change the -ic to -sh and add
> -es: nòic "night" --> nôshes, epeic "bishop" --> epeshes.
> - nouns ending in -c change the -c to -qu and add -es: abauc "apple tree" -->
> abauques, fòc "fire" --> fôques
> - nouns ending in any other consonant add -es: cònt "count" --> côntes.