En réponse à bnathyuw <[log in to unmask]>: > > i' ve seen french described as having THREE articles : > > indefinite: un/une/des > partitive: du/de la/des > definite: le/la/les > > where the first two have convergent forms in the > plural ( with some exceptions of usage ) > > but this might have been the grammarian's pet theory . > . . ! > No, it's the standard way to describe French articles, and pretty correct linguistically speaking (for once French prescriptivist grammar and actual facts agree ;))) ). Christophe. http://rainbow.conlang.free.fr Take your life as a movie: do not let anybody else play the leading role.