[PW] Stumped my local library ...

blanche warner bwarner at pls-net.org
Thu Mar 24 14:09:16 PDT 2016


Can you solve this?

Blanche

On 3/24/2016 4:53 PM, Peter Zilahy Ingerman, PhD wrote:
> (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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