[PW] Stumped my local library ...

Peter Zilahy Ingerman, PhD pzi at ingerman.org
Thu Mar 24 13:53:27 PDT 2016


(This is for me personally ... no urgency whatsoever, but perhaps 
someone will know?)

German, Spanish, French (e.g.) all have both definite and indefinite 
articles.

In each of them, the indefinite article is also the word for "one".

English, however, has a word for "one" that is distinct from the 
indefinite article.

Are there any other languages (not necessarily Indo-European) that have 
indefinite articles that are distinct from the word for "one"?

Peter
(a lurker for a long time!)


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