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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 > >exclusively > > > on OTHER words, and can also be ambiguous if these other words are left > >out. > >[snip] > > > >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. ========================================================================= Thomas Wier "I find it useful to meet my subjects personally, Dept. of Linguistics because our secret police don't get it right University of Chicago half the time." -- octogenarian Sheikh Zayed of 1010 E. 59th Street Abu Dhabi, to a French reporter. Chicago, IL 60637