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? ? ? 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! Padraic. ===== la cieurgeourea provoer mal trasfu ast meiyoer ke 'l andrext ben trasfu. -- Ill Bethisad -- <> Come visit The World! -- <> .


Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>