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Re: Nouns for things that occur in pairs

From:David J. Peterson <dedalvs@...>
Date:Sunday, May 25, 2008, 2:09
I should have been less ambiguous. What I meant was: a marking used
for *single* parts of a pair, not the pair itself.

The only example I'm familiar with didn't have marking, per se.
Rather, if something belongs to a set that naturally came in
twos, then the plural is treated as a feminine singular.  This is
Arabic, and it goes for eyes, legs, hands, arms, etc.

"sunly eleSkarez ygralleryf ydZZixelje je ox2mejze."
"No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn."

-Jim Morrison


Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>