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TUNDRIAN LANGUAGE / LINGUA TUNDRIANA

GENDER




CONTENTS


BY ENDING

NOTE: There are many exceptions. When memorizing vocabulary, students should learn all nouns together with the article.

BY MEANING


BY ETYMOLOGY


WORDS DISTINGUISHED BY GENDER

There are some common word pairs that are identical except for gender: the masculine has one meaning, while the feminine another. Common examples are:

el cail (corn [on foot]) / la cail (street)

el capital (capital = money) / la capital (capital = city)

li clavi (nails) / le clavi (keys)

el estat (state) / la estat (summer)

el fiyn (end) / la fiyn (conclusion)

el flour (wheat flour [arch.]) / la flour (flower)

el front (front [in war]) / la front (forehead)

el guiyda (guide) / la guiyda (guidebook)

el luç (pike [a fish]) / la luç (light)

el moral (morale) / la moral (moral [of a story])

el mort (dead person) / la mort (death)

el mur (wall) / la mur (mouse)

el offiç (office, post) / la offiç (pantry)

el part (delivery, birth) / la part (part)

el rat (rat) / la rat (raft)

Note also:

el mar (sea) / la mar (large inland lake, but also poetic for sea)

The following word pairs (homophones in speech) also belong here, even though an additional distinction is introduced by a difference in spelling:

el cayl (puppy) / la cail (street) [both pronounced /'kaĭl/ ]

el côl (mountain pass) / la caul (cabbage) [both pronounced /'kɔl/ ]

el tour (trip, tour) / la tûrr (tower) [both pronounced /'tur/ ]


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