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Emphatic Numbers

From:Patrick Jarrett <seraph@...>
Date:Thursday, September 13, 2001, 10:25
I was doodling with my language yesterday, that is making no permanent changes,
but adding and changing the grammar temporarily. And I had an idea.

What if there was an alternate set of noun number endings instead of just nullar,
singular and plural -- and then I created the emphatic number endings.


  a.. Nullar: -O/-wO   trans: I have 0 apples
  b.. Singular: -- / --    trans: I have an apple
  c.. Plural: -ur / -gur  trans: I have apples


Emphatic Numbers:

  a.. Nullar: -A/-wA - translated: I have absolutely 0 apples
  b.. Singular: -nO/-nO - translated: "I have only one apple" or "The apple"
  c.. Plural: there is no Emphatic plural
There are two endings each because the first is for a noun which ends in a
consonant, and the latter is for a vowel ended word. I did not at this time
include a plural emphatic though I could "I have MANY apples" its something I
am considering.