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On Wed, May 27, 2009 at 01:10, Alex Fink <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> On Tue, 26 May 2009 19:04:04 +0200, Benct Philip Jonsson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>># i. A proximal and a distal demonstrative
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> Distinct?  (Spoken) German doesn't have such, AIUI.

Not a morphologically simple one, perhaps, but it does a similar thing
to French, using a generic demonstrative plus a morpheme for "here" or
"there" (dieser Hut [hier] / der Hut hier vs. der Hut da [drüben]; cf.
ce chapeau-ci vs. ce chapeau-là).

Cheers,
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Philip Newton <[log in to unmask]>