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|From:||Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, May 30, 2002, 18:06|
Nihil Sum wrote:
> I recently fell in love with Swahili grammar.
My conlang derived much of its inspiration from the Bantu langs, and
Finnish. Seven genders, marked with prefixes, each with singular and
plural forms, and number and case marked at the end, a la Finnish. This
means that a plural noun is generally *double* marked. :-) The only
exceptions are those nouns who, for phonological reasons, cause the
plural suffix and/or the plural ending on the prefix to be swallowed
up. Verbs also heavily lean toward prefixing.
A (somewhat obsolete) grammar can be found here:
"There's no such thing as 'cool'. Everyone's just a big dork or nerd,
you just have to find people who are dorky the same way you are." -
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