Anti-Dual of Paired Body Part Terms (Feature 27)
This feature concerns the expression of the singular of paired body part terms (eyes, ears, hands, arms, feet, legsetc.).
In some languages, the singular of such words requires or often occurs with an overt singular-marking element, e.g. Seychelles Creole en kote lipye ‘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 “anti-dual” marker (this term is not standard and is used here for the first time).
If different paired body-parts behave differently, please select both values and include information on the relative importance.
|1||Singular paired body part terms marked by anti-dual||Seychelles Creole en kote lipye ‘a leg’, lit. ‘a side of leg’|
|2||Singular paired body part terms not marked by anti-dual||English leg, ear, eye|