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Re: Number

From:Jörg Rhiemeier <joerg_rhiemeier@...>
Date:Sunday, March 7, 2004, 17:48

On Sat, 6 Mar 2004 19:25:12 -0500,
Matthew Kehrt <mkehrt@...> wrote:

> How do your various *langs partition number?
Germanech has singular (unmarked) and plural (marked with -s, or -es if the word ends in a sibilant). Old Albic has singular, plural and vestiges of a dual, which is only used when referring to a matched pair. Inanimate nouns receive the suffixes -im for plural and -um for dual. Animate nouns form the plural by changing the stem-final vowel to -i and the dual by changing the stem-final vowel to -u. (Animate nouns always end in vowels, which in the singular indicate gender: masculine -o, feminine -e, epicene -a.) Greetings, Jörg.