Dan_ad_nauseam wrote:One of the crazier ideas I had for Experimental Conlang A was a double-agreement system.
Your explanation confuses me. Which is good! I'm looking for this sort of thing. It would be nice if I understood what you meant, though. The numbers go where? The gender goes where? Is the verb both masculine and feminine? (Sample sentences would probably help a lot)
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(Quoted from my post on Experimental Conlang A, Comment from June 5, 2011, 8:55 p.m.)
Reinforcing agreement is part of a two-level agreement system. All nominals agree with both the following word (reinforcement), and the subject and object show agreement.
With a few exceptions, the word immediately following a head nominal receives reinforcing prefixes showing agreement with gender and number, in that order.
Number varies according to the following phoneme:
Plural polarization carries to the reinforcing affixes.
Note that it is possible for a reinforcing affix either to match or to differ from the inflection of the reinforced word:
masc.- [sing]-bread-fem. -pl.-immed.- acc.
fem.-pl.-eat-[indic.]- [3d]- masc.-pl.-past-vis.
Fangali ate this bread (I see).