Articles and Gender
In Kasir, there are five articles and two genders but don't worry, the entire system is very logical and exceptions are far and few between!
In Kasir, all words are assigned a grammatical gender, masculine and feminine. Unlike English, everything is a he or a she. Usually you can tell what gender a word is.
- End in a vowel or h
- Are naturally female (e.g. woman, girl)
- Are associated with females (e.g. womanhood)
- End in a consonant other than h
- Are naturally male (e.g. man, boy)
- Are associated with males (e.g. manhood)
- Are living things that can be either male or female (e.g. child, baby, dog)
- Are things that that are associated with living things that can be either genders (e.g. childhood, dog's bark)
The Definite Article
This is super easy! It's al' for all genders and all numbers.
The Indefinite Article
This has four forms
- Mah - Masculine Singular
- Mal - Feminine Singular
- Mazh - Masculine Plural
- Múl - Feminine Plural
How to form the plural
There are two ways to form the plural
- Put mazh or múl before it (Note that words stay in the singular after these two words)
- Add -ej after a words ending with a consonant and -j after a word ending in a vowel.
Mal kúna - A woman
Múl kúna - (Some) women
Kúnej - Women
But there are some irregulars such as géver becomes gvér. All irregular plurals also get a plural form after mazh and múl so mazh géver is wrong! We actually say mazh gvér.