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On 21 July 2015 at 16:53, And Rosta <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> On 21 Jul 2015 20:23, "B. R. George" <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
>>
>> I don't have anything to add on your question, but you have a cool idea
> and
>> you got me really curious about how to apply it in more cases, so I hope
>> you won't object if I ask some other questions.
>
> I got to thinking about which other morphosyntactic features could come in
> definite and indefinite flavours. Tense is an obvious one: definite past vs
> indefinite past vs unmarked present.  Nothing else comes to my mind, tho.

Perhaps restrictive vs. non-restrictive relative clauses?

I would be very impressed to see a plausible explanation of how
different classes of number marking could be co-opted to develop into
relative restrictiveness marking, or the two might otherwise be
historically related.

-l.