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Re: Arveuneic - Part Two

From:Padraic Brown <pbrown@...>
Date:Monday, November 27, 2000, 1:20
On Fri, 24 Nov 2000, Dan Jones wrote:

>3.1.1 Gender >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.?
>3.1.2 Plurals >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.
And this.
> - 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.