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In a message dated 3/2/2008 14:00:08 PM Central Standard Time, 
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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>