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On Wed, 21 Apr 1999, FFlores wrote:

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> > Your age is something you 'have' in most
> > Charyan languages. I have 29 years, _Do et werubrai apar=20
> > ajumum_ in Denden. An exception is Southern colloquial,
> > where a genitive construction is normal: _tan do werubarai
> > abar ajun ga_.
>=20
> Yes. Spanish works like that too, _tener N a=F1os_ "to have X years".
> What does the Southern colloquial expression mean?
>=20

Literally, of me 29 years are. Ga is that ubiquitous particle I
still gloss as NOM, tan is a genitive particle.

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