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steorra ([personal profile] steorra) wrote in [community profile] linguaphiles2010-06-23 12:12 pm
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Elamite marks person on nouns!

Recently I was reading about Elamite in the Cambridge Encyclopedia of the World's Ancient Languages and learnt that Elamite marks person on (animate) nouns! So, for example, 'king' is sunki-, and 'I, the king' is sunkik, with the first person suffix -k.

I think person marking on nouns is really neat.
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[personal profile] syntheid 2010-06-23 05:15 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh my goodness, that book. I am putting it on my wishlist.

Person-marking on nouns is really neat, I agree.
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[personal profile] pne 2010-06-24 08:13 am (UTC)(link)
Nifty indeed!
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[personal profile] pne 2010-06-24 08:13 am (UTC)(link)
I've also seen proposals for conlang that mark tense on nouns.

(Though I'm not sure quite how that works; perhaps it's something like "former king", "current king", "future king/king-to-be"?)