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Re: A noun class system

From:John Leland <lelandconlang@...>
Date:Monday, September 13, 2004, 5:01
Rihana-ye names are usually at least three syllables,but as all Rihana-ye
syllables are CV, these names are still of reasonable length. .Most names end in
-ba for males and -ka for females.  There are also some adult names which end
in -da meaning child, usually because -da is the last part of a compound
which has been combined into a name. e.g. Pitibada which I usually translate
"Hotprince" literally Hot High Man Child.
(and really meaning "Prince Born to the Southern Consort"). There are also a
few male names ending in "vane"meaning "beard." This form is unusual,since
normalnouns end in
-a,but here the syllable ne- is really a postposition meaning below."
John Leland