Re: Nouns for things that occur in pairs
|From:||Eric Christopherson <rakko@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, May 25, 2008, 0:32|
On May 24, 2008, at 5:44 PM, MorphemeAddict@WMCONNECT.COM wrote:
> In a message dated 5/24/2008 17:22:18 PM Central Daylight Time,
> rakko@CHARTER.NET writes:
>> 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?
> "Dual number".
> No idea.
I should have been less ambiguous. What I meant was: a marking used
for *single* parts of a pair, not the pair itself.