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Peter Bleackley scrub:
> This has given me an idea for a four way definiteness distinction.
>
> 1. Definite to speaker.
> 2. Definite to hearer.
> 3. Definite to all.
> 4. Indefinite.
>
> I may need to add a fifth category, for "definite to some members of a
> group of hearers, but not others."
Add three fully inflected genders and four cases (in a German-style system)
and you have forty-eight
separate articles. ;-)

Jake