Roman Numeral Gender ( Concept )
http://purl.org/linguistics/gold/RomanNumeralGender


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      |_ Abstract
            |_ Linguistic Property
                  |_ Morphosyntactic Property
                        |_ Gender Property
                              |_ Roman Numeral Gender


Definition:

A convention for labeling gender values. Roman numerals are often used for languages for which there is a descriptive tradition involving use of the term 'noun class' instead of 'gender', in particular in languages of the Caucasus or Bantu languages, and are particularly useful where the number of genders is large.If the 'noun classes' are involved in agreement systems, they are gender systems. Roman numerals may also be used in instances where another label is possible. In one language the gender to which nouns with male rational denotation are assigned might be called 'masculine', whereas in another language nouns with a similar denotation may be assigned to a gender with an arbitrary Roman numerical label such as 'I'. [Kibort and Corbett 2008a]


Usage Notes

Examples
Language Code: bla Blackfoot example of plural number and animate gender.
2009-06-04 13:28:09
balangudaba?gulyara-?gubura-n
the.II.ABSdog.ABSthe.I.ERGman-ERGsee-PST
The man saw the dog.

References:
Mithun (1999:99) FROM Frantz (1991:8-9)

Language Code: spa The jussive, or subjunctive, mode is found in complements of epistemic and manipulative verbs.
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esperoquenovenga
hope-IthatNEGcome-SBJV
I hope that he won't come.

References:
Givon (1984:303-319)

2009-06-04 13:28:09
kun-warddekun-mak
IV-rockN-good
good rock
Language Code: bla Blackfoot example of plural number and animate gender.
2009-06-04 13:28:09
man-meman-mak
III-foodVEG-good
good food

References:
Mithun (1999:99) FROM Frantz (1991:8-9)

2009-06-04 13:28:09
na-rangemna-mak
I-boyM-good
good boy
Language Code: bla Blackfoot example of plural number and animate gender.
2009-06-04 13:28:09
ngal-kohbanjngal-mak
II-old.womanF-good
good old woman

References:
Mithun (1999:99) FROM Frantz (1991:8-9)


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User Submitted Issues
Status: Approved Blackfoot examples aren't from Blackfoot
2011-03-08 10:44:40

The examples cited under "Roman Numeral Gender" as coming from Blackfoot (ISO 639-3: bla) are actually not Blackfoot, and are thus most likely not from Frantz (1991) via Mithun (1999).