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Re: Animal plurals/collective nouns (was Re: Re: irregularconlangs)

From:Fabian <rhialto@...>
Date:Wednesday, October 6, 1999, 19:22
> > Hmm, a closet conlanger making dictionaries? :-) But seriously, that's > > a good question. Does this occur in many other natlangs? That is, > > using odd collectives?
Maltese has one that I know of: mara - woman nisa - women Plurals generally follow the Arabic model. --- Fabian May this missive repay the kindness of my patrons. May it mitigate the sufferings of the lost and the damned. May all that read it find their hearts turned towards Truth and Honour. and in so doing, repay me for the ardours of my labour.