demuan identifiers re-visited
|Date:||Tuesday, August 24, 1999, 16:51|
As you know if you remember my ancient posts, demuan identifiers hold teh
key to whether their nouns are singular or plural. I just discovered soem
interesting consequences of this in the quantifiers subgroup:
This four is teh original group of quantifiers:
bama - every ; all ; both
nani - a few ; either
nene - no ; neither
lama - the category of things known as...
The following pairs are a logical consequence:
bama meta - all of the city ; the entire city
bamer meta - all of the cities ; every city
nani meta - a part of the city
naner meta - a few of the cities
nene meta - no part of the city
nener meta - none of the cities
This nene/nener distinction is rather vague, and there is no possible
distinction for lama/lamer. I think I will drop lama from teh vocabulary
entirely, which is a shame, as I am fond of that word.
naner sking du inglan-de i naner sking du franse-de
Some of us are English and some of us are French.
nene sking du inglan-de i nene sking du franse-de
We are part English and part French.
I know you understand what you thought I said,
But I'm not sure you understand that what you
thought I said is not what I meant to say.