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Shreyas Sampat wrote:
>Okay, I have this conlang that's milling around in my head with this ornate
>seven-(person/gender) system that works as follows:
>
>1: Speaker
>2: Addressee
>3: Subject of discourse
>4: Person in conversation but not specifically being addressed
>5: Tangentially relevant entity
>6: Nonperson: an object/location/concept
>7: Hypothetical Entity
>
>Throretically, any nounlike thing takes the lowest-numbered person it can.
>How plausible is this?
>
>Incidentally, this lang treats all nouns as mass - it has numbers for no
>amount, a small amount, a large amount, and an unspecified amount.

For what's countable nouns in normal languages, wouldn't the "small amount"
number VERY easily become a de facto singular number?

                                                     Andreas
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