Re: YANC! Totally isolating language - Ilank
|From:||Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>|
|Date:||Friday, June 16, 2000, 23:16|
Daniel Seriff wrote:
> L: 4 l
I take it /4/ is romanized as "r"?
> I love complex gender systems, so I've made one even more
> non-Indo-European than Mungayod. There are 7 genders: masculine human,
> feminine human, child human
So, I take it that the first two are only used for adults? Pretty
intriguing. Watakassí places pre-linguistic infants in the "domestic
animals" gender, but once they've acquire language, they're placed in
the sentient beings genders (3, masculine, feminine, epicene)
> sg. du. pl.
> 1P l' - lo
No first person dual?
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