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Marcus wrote:

>Jesse Bangs wrote:
>
>>but I'll bet a
>>fairly large sum of money that no natural language is like that.
>
>I might be willing to take that bet. Off the top of my head, I can think of
>languages that can separate nouns and quantifiers, adjectives,
>demonstratives, and other modifiers. The only thing that I cannot
>immediately think of is a language that allows separation of a definite
>article from its noun.

I believe Ancient Greek allows the construction: "the on the river
boat", "the in the room chair" etc. Don't know if it persists in
Modern Greek.

Kou