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On Mon, Jun 18, 2001 at 02:39:14PM -0400, Andreas Johansson wrote:
> Christophe Grandsire wrote:
> >En réponse à Patrick Dunn <[log in to unmask]>:
> >
> > >
> > > When one is offered several choices above, are those variations within a
> > > single word class, or examples of different declensions?
> > >
> >
> >Both! it seems to depend on dialect, neighbouring sounds, etc... the
> >picture is
> >very blurred here.
>
> Anybody who feel disoriented by PIE inflections can give a thought to a
> Swedish lady who wrote to local language column about her theory that
> German's annoying inflection tables had been invented by medieval monks who
> had nothing better to do. Evidently she was fully serious.

Ooh! Ooh! Based on Basque, no doubt. ;)

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