Associative plurals

jess tauber phonosemantics at
Tue Apr 5 04:03:20 UTC 2011

Dunno if this works, but Yahgan has a high-animacy dual suffix on nominals, -(n)de:(i) which is also sometimes found when only singular nominals are given. I've been trying to figure this out recently. Perhaps an associative dual? There is also a high-animacy plural, -(n)daian, but I don't know if this works associatively, but it might given things I've seen in the three biblical texts. Something to chew on....

Jess Tauber
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