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Doug Dee scripsit:

> Has anyone ever claimed that definite articles _can't_ be lost?  Markers of
> tense, number, person, gender etc. etc. can all be lost.  Why would
> definiteness be an exception?

I said that I had no knowledge of such a thing, merely.

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John Cowan           http://www.ccil.org/~cowan              [log in to unmask]
To say that Bilbo's breath was taken away is no description at all.  There
are no words left to express his staggerment, since Men changed the language
that they learned of elves in the days when all the world was wonderful.
        --_The Hobbit_