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.