Quoting Pavel Iosad <[log in to unmask]>:

> Hello,
> > 'Chez' requests normally that what follows is animated
> > (and human). [snip]
> What knowledge of French I have (a rather puny item) seems to confirm
> this. Isn't it like Swedish 'hos'? (Daniel, BP, Andreas, Jessica,
> anyone?).

Would that I knew French!

Swedish 'hos' is normally followed by an animate, yes. Now, "animate" can get
kinda stretched - _bollen ligger hos regeringen_, frex.