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LINGUIST List 19.1421

Sun Apr 27 2008

Qs: Overt Markers on Mass Nouns

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        1.    Michael Barrie, Overt Markers on Mass Nouns


Message 1: Overt Markers on Mass Nouns
Date: 25-Apr-2008
From: Michael Barrie <mibarrieinterchange.ubc.ca>
Subject: Overt Markers on Mass Nouns
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I am interested if anyone know of a language in which there is an overt
marker for mass nouns (or in turn, an overt marker on count nouns, either
singular or plural, which is absent on mass nouns).

In other words, I'm wondering if any language systematically encodes the
mass/count distinction morphologically.

I will post a summary of all replies.
Thank-you.

Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
                            Typology

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