Print

Print


Demuan has articles up the wazoo. Unfortunately, teh only record of
demuan currently extant lies in the archives of this esteemed mailing
list, under teh topic "Demuan 101". My computer died about a month ago,
and took everything with it. PSU failures are like that.

In brief, as well as teh traditional the/a distinction, there was also
an emphatic definite article, and possessive adjectives,
partitives/quantifiers, and demonstrative adjectives were also
considered articles.


----- Original Message -----
From: "James Campbell" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Tuesday, September 11, 2001 7:52 AM
Subject: Re: Articles in languages


> PiislÝt Patrick Jarrett:
>
> > Okay I was looking at articles, in english you have the and a - but
> > my only other foreign language experience is Latin which has NO
articles.
> > How do other languages use articles? Anything more in depth than
> > definite and indefinite?
>
> J2/Sevorian (one of mine) had suffixed articles, which turned out to
be
> rather appropriate due to the Swedish influence on this Slavic lang.
>
> For instance, Sev. "vlois" (hair):
>
> vlois     hair
> vloisii   hairs (pl.)
> vloisat   the hair
> vloisiat  the hairs (pl.)
> vloisesx  hair (collectively)
>
> -esx (sx = dotted s = /S/) was the collective article. There was no
> indefinite article, so -esx was used to differentiate between, say, _a
hair_
> and _hair in general_.
>
> One of these days I'll get round to documenting Sevorian properly.
Shouldn't
> take long, as there isn't much of it.
>
> James
>
>
 =======================================================================
==
> [log in to unmask]  James Campbell  Zeugma--Our Life Is Design
www.zolid.com
>   Sponsored by zolid.com -- for all your household blithery
requirements
>
 =======================================================================
==
>