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

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Monday, March 27, 2000, 10:32
At 11:52 27/03/00 +0200, you wrote:
>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. >
That's really a net feature! I'm gonna steal it for Itakian :)) I like it very much. And as Itakian has singular, paucal, plural and collective, I'm gonna try to find a nice system for that :) Christophe Grandsire |Sela Jemufan Atlinan C.G. "Reality is just another point of view." homepage : (ou :