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 andraindrops.
>To indicate that the noun is the opposite of its inherent nature,
>the definite article 'o' (animate) or 'a' (inanimate) is replaced by thearticle) '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?"