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Re: CHAT: I'm back

From:Isaac A. Penzev <isaacp@...>
Date:Monday, August 23, 2004, 19:58
David Peterson wrote:

> Ob Conlang: Anyone done any experimenting with paradigm > leveling? I know of plenty of natlang examples but can't recall > any conlang examples.
I'm thinking about merging Genitive and Accusative à la Slavic in my recent Turkic project Kuman Tyli: Acc.=Nom. for inanimate and Acc.=Gen. for animate nouns and partitive: tash-Ø kör-ürýe stone-ACC see-INF 'to see a stone' kyz-ny kör-ürýe girl-ACC see-INF 'to see a girl' suw-nu ich-erýe water-GEN drink-INF 'to drink (some) water'. -- Yitzik