Re: THEORY: irregular conlangs
|From:||Eric Christopherson <raccoon@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, October 5, 1999, 22:39|
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From: Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
To: Multiple recipients of list CONLANG <CONLANG@...>
Sent: Friday, October 1, 1999 6:36 PM
Subject: Re: irregular conlangs
> Not to mention the irregular, suppletive, plural of "person", "people"
> (could the similarity in beginnings, both with /p/ have helped that
> occur? I wonder)
I was surprised to learn that <gente>, which has the same meaning as
<people>, is used in a similar way in Spanish. I thought it was peculiar to
English. So perhaps the initial p doesn't have anything to do with it.