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Re: THEORY: Betreft: Re: THEORY: two questions

From:Rob Nierse <rnierse@...>
Date:Monday, March 27, 2000, 9:52
Well, here are my examples (although Dirk has given some too):

from Shopen *Language typology and Syntactic description* p.171:
Chickasaw 'be sitting'  bini'li in singular, chi'ya in dual and
binohma in plural.
Moses-Columbian dialect of Salish contains at least 22 pairs of roots
differing in number as sg. vs pl. expressing the expected rannge of
meanings such as 'sit', 'stand', 'lay', 'down a round object', 'kill' etc..
Thus 'one sits' is tláq-x, while 'several sit' is y@r-íx.

>>> Rob Nierse <rnierse@...> 03/24 3:51 >>>
I'll give some detailed examples monday.
>>> Christophe Grandsire <Christophe.Grandsire@...>
Do you mean that they have different verb stems for singular and plural subject? How weird! Are the two stems related at least? If not, then it's a really strange system... Maybe I'm gonna steal it for Itakian :)) . Christophe Grandsire |Sela Jemufan Atlinan C.G.