Doug Dee <[log in to unmask]> writes:
> In a message dated 8/11/2005 11:54:55 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> [log in to unmask] writes:
> >The gender of an animate noun is indicated by the final vowel,
> >which is /a/ for common gender, /o/ for masculine and /e/ for
> >feminine.  Inanimate nouns end in consonants.
> Are these rules exceptionless?  I ask because it's been claimed that
> there are no natural languages in which the gender of all nouns can
> be predicted with 100% reliability from their form.  If these rules
> have no exceptions, then Old Albic violates this alleged universal.

A universal of irregularity?  Gorgeous! :-)

I love it! %-)