I recently made a discovery regarding nominalized nouns in Lortho. Nominalization is achieved by adding the prefix mo– to the verbal root followed by the gender suffix [one of –i, –u, –a for masc, fem, neut, respectively]. The gender is normally assigned by the gender of the “doer.” However, I uncovered a nominalized verb with a fixed gender.
The word to which I am referring is the nominalized verb: khathuro [kʰa.ˈtʰu.ɾo] v. · fight, battle
Normally, this would be nominalized as either mokhathuri or mokhathuru; but what I found was the nominalized form was only feminine: mokhathuru. This opens so many questions, like: Why is it only feminine? Who did the Lorthoans fight? How many wars were fought? Where there only female warriors?
I think the more light shed onto this topic the more we will learn about the Lorthoans and their warriors. It seems they weren’t purely the peachy peaceful type as previously thought.