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Re: Moesteskin

From:Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...>
Date:Monday, August 5, 2002, 5:34
Quoting Santiago <sanctifeld@...>:

> I'm glad to be welcomed so warmly... This is a wonderful group, really
You have discovered one of the wonderful traditions of this group. :)
> Unfortunately, I don´t have a webpage with my language, but I´m thinking of > making one soon
Some of the more widely followed schemes can be found here: <>
> Following the rules for the plural, this would be "vrícenal", which means > more than one pair of feet. Not 3, not 5, but pairs of feet. > > I would like to know if you know some natlangs that share this feature or > some of your conlangs that do so...
This sounds somewhat like distributives: e.g. Greek _sunduo_ "two by two" _kata pente_ "five by five". Many conlangs have an analogous construction. Phaleran accomplishes this, according to dialect, either by reduplication (_nû_ "two", _nunu_ "two by two") or by a form homophonous with adverbials (_teo_ "four", _tyuþi_ "four times; four by four"). ========================================================================= Thomas Wier Dept. of Linguistics "Nihil magis praestandum est quam ne pecorum ritu University of Chicago sequamur antecedentium gregem, pergentes non qua 1010 E. 59th Street eundum est, sed qua itur." -- Seneca Chicago, IL 60637