May. 27th, 2011

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There are eleven noun cases in Tengarsa, with the noun stem being the singular nominative.

Each noun also has three numeric forms. Like English, there is singular, and plural. But there is an additional sub-plural form meaning dual, trial, pental, septemal, or tredecal – if there are 2, 3, 5, 7, or 13 of a noun. This is called the “magic plural”, with the numbers in question coming up often with holy or special meanings in magic. You rarely find them outside of the Spellcraft mode.

A Note on Stress

While it's not a hard and fast rule, if the same word with a similar meaning is both the verb stem and the noun stem (i.e. "sares" is both "(a) welcome" and "to welcome"), then the tendency is the stress the first syllable when it's in noun form, and the second syllable while it's in verb form. So while sares is "a welcome, the welcome", sares is "to welcome".

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