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Adopting a plural

From:Jeffrey Henning <jeffrey@...>
Date:Tuesday, October 5, 2004, 2:44
So one of my conlangs did not historically mark number. Based on contact with an
"imperial" language, speakers have borrowed that language's plural affix and
sporadically apply it. Which is more likely...?
a) It means 2+, just like its source language
b) It means 2+ and that's emphatic (of some importance in the discourse)
c) It means "a great many"




Muke Tever <hotblack@...>