On Mon, Aug 17, 2009 at 7:16 PM, Andreas Johansson<[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Are you suggesting that the definition of a "proper noun" may differ
> between English and Swedish


> or that the English word exhibits some crosslinguistically definable property
> of proper-nounness that the Swedish one lacks?

No, of course not.

> Further, _onsdag_ is not universally considered a common noun in
> Swedish. I shan't claim to know what's the commoner analysis, but I've
> seen the names of the days of the week given as examples of proper
> nouns that are not capitalized. I'm not sure I've seen the view
> they're common nouns explicitly stated before I read Veoler's post.

Well, that may be.  The idea of an uncapitalized proper noun (in
languages that capitalize them generally) is still alien to me.

Mark J. Reed <[log in to unmask]>