27 Antidual of paired body-part terms

This feature is described more fully in chapter 27.


This feature concerns the expression of the singular of paired body-part terms (eyes, ears, hands, arms, feet, legs etc.). In some languages, the singular of such words often occurs with an overt singular-marking element, e.g. Seychelles Creole en kote lipye [56-65] ‘a leg’, lit. ‘a side of leg’. The normal way to say ‘legs’ is lipye (i.e. no plural marker is used). In other languages, words like ‘grain’ or ‘half’, are used in this way. Such a singular-marking element can be called “antidual” marker (this term is not standard and is used here for the first time).


Susanne Maria Michaelis and the APiCS Consortium


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