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Zulu has nine noun classes (roughly equivalent to genders, if things are to agree in gender, number and case) though some people say there are 18 clases, counting singulars and plurals separately.

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So it's not random.

But people are not always consistent about how they do this.

Right. Thanks.
Armed private security guards?

Privatised policing - Maggie Thatcher's dream. Your house has a burglar alarm, and when it goes off it alerts the security company, who send an armed fellow with a bulletproof vest to see what's going on.

That sounds like a recipe for collateral damage.

Mickwick
Your house has a burglar alarm, and when it goes ... fellow with a bulletproof vest to see what's going on.

That sounds like a recipe for collateral damage.

There sometimes is one bloke decided on a belt and braces approach, subscribed to two security companies, but didn't tell either about the other. One guy was killed.

Steve Hayes from Tshwane, South Africa
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