? ? ? How much data in your conlang nouns?
|From:||Costentin Cornomorus <elemtilas@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, January 4, 2004, 18:20|
Al Guien scrievit:
>> 1. Number (such as singular, dual, plural)
>> 2. Gender (such as masc., fem., neut.)
>> 3. Class or Declension (Varies with language)
>> 4. Case (nom., dat., gen., etc. varies with
>> language) 5. Social mode (formal, informal, >>royal, sacred, who knows)
Let's see. Kerno has two numbers (s., pl.), three
genders (m., f., epic.), three cases (nom, dat,
obl) and a fouth in the plural (pos) and 16 noun
classes. If I did the maths right, that's only
360 possibilities. Happily, they're almost always
pronounced /@/, so that makes things rather
easier. Probably not really 360, since the noun
class markers often double as case/number markers
as well. Oo, forgot to add in those confounded
mutations. Oh well, that's too much like the
calculus for me!
la cieurgeourea provoer mal trasfu ast meiyoer ke 'l andrext ben trasfu.
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