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Re: QUESTION: types of plurals, few/many

From:Eli Ewing <celticslim@...>
Date:Monday, June 24, 2002, 13:43
Rob mentioned that:
>Examples of inherently singular nouns are like man, house, boat. >Examples of inherently plural nouns are: ants, leaves, cherries and
>To indicate that the noun is the opposite of its inherent nature, >the definite article 'o' (animate) or 'a' (inanimate) is replaced by the
article) 'i'.
>o tloko the man i tloko the men >a petlepe the raindrops i petlepe the raindrop
What about indefinite nouns? How would "a man" be differentiated from "some man" and how would "a raindrop" be differentiated from "some raindrops?" Eli