Re: Nouns for things that occur in pairs
|From:||Campbell Nilsen <cactus95@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, May 25, 2008, 0:29|
Greek had it, so did Sanskrit, and so do polynesian languages.
"Define 'cynical'."-M. Mudd
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From: "MorphemeAddict@WMCONNECT.COM" <MorphemeAddict@...>
Sent: Saturday, May 24, 2008 6:44:09 PM
Subject: Re: Nouns for things that occur in pairs
In a message dated 5/24/2008 17:22:18 PM Central Daylight Time,
> I remember reading somewhere that some languages have a special
> marking for nouns for things that normally occur in pairs. What do
> you call this phenomenon? Is it an example of grammatical number (and
> if so, what is that number called?) And does anyone how those
> markings evolved?