* Mark J. Reed said on 2004-03-30 22:13:11 +0200 > On Tue, Mar 30, 2004 at 08:14:27PM +0100, Ray Brown wrote: > > > Or maybe the article inflects for case instead of the noun? Are > > > there any real languages that do something like this? > > Yes, Basque. Bare nouns cannot be inflected; only noun phrases can > be, and the inflection goes on the "determiner". And when there is no standalone "determiner" in the noun phrase, a determining clitic/suffix attaches ityself to the leftmost word in the noun phrase (unless this is a name of some sort). Really elegant system, I'm tempted to use it in some conlang or other (other than Taruven)... t.