Seems reasonable to me, but I'm not expert.Ahzoh wrote: ↑Fri 12 Oct 2018, 21:57Is it possible for words for gendered children types be derived from a generic, gender neutral term + a gendered plural ending, like:
wasa "child" > wasan "girls" / wasin "boys" > lexicalization, loss of singular form, and reanalysis > w(a)sana "girl" / w(a)sini "boy"
yana "sibling" > yanan "sisters" / yanin "brothers" > lexicalization, loss of singular form, and reanalysis > y(a)nana "sister" / y(a)nini "brother"
possibly wsana/wsini and ynana/ynini become collective nouns and as such would be plural by default but take endings to indicate the singulative.
My own question:
I am planning on using -th /θ/ as the nominative plural suffix for Denkurian. However, this would occasionally lead to the sequence that I would rather avoid of /θ/V/θ/, where V is any vowel or diphthong. How naturalistic is it for one of the /θ/ to dissimilate? Since Denkurian has other voiceless fricatives, /f s ʃ x/, does that mean that similar sequences of identical fricatives would need to dissimilate as well for consistency?
What are reasonable candidates for a sound it dissimilates to? /s/, /ʃ/, /x/, /t/, something else? Would it matter if the first or second /θ/ dissimilated?