Re: A really odd language: Tolborese
|From:||Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...>|
|Date:||Monday, September 2, 2002, 20:46|
Quoting Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>:
> Teoh wrote:
> > > I like the fact that the plurality and type of a noun are marked
> > > on OTHER words, and can also be ambiguous if these other words are left
> >I find that weirder than the fact that Ebisedian's pronouns do not
> >distinguish between 2nd and 3rd person. :-P Nevertheless, I like
> >ambiguities that requires context to determine its meaning. Ebisedian has
> >a tendency to be quite context-sensitive.
> What do you then think of Kalini Sapak's habit of marking noun gender on
> verbs and adjectives, but not on the nouns themselves?
Seems fine to me :) In C'ali, gender agreement occurs on the
verb in third person forms.
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