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On 03/03/2008, [log in to unmask]
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> In a message dated 3/2/2008 14:00:08 PM Central Standard Time,
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> [log in to unmask] writes:
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>  > > The definite article, and a generic demonstrative - what's the
>  > > difference?
>  >
>  > Semantically, very little, if any.
>  >
>  > I suspect you could replace every demonstrative "that" and every "the" in
>  > English both with "bleen" and be just as expressive and concise (once the
>  > listener knew what "bleen" meant).
>  >
>
>
> I worked for a short time with some patent lawyers, and every time they meant
>  "the", they substituted "such".  It was really bizarre.
>
>  stevo   </HTML>
>

The French do that with "ce", of course. (:

Eugene