[PW] Stumped my local library ...
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Thu Mar 24 14:13:37 PDT 2016
Hm. And I'll have to walk that back...Mandarin doesn't actually have indefinite articles, now that the brain is actually firing up the memory cells.
On Thursday, March 24, 2016 5:11 PM, Todd Mason <foxbrick at yahoo.com> wrote:
Japanese and Mandarin both came immediately to mind.
(Sorry if this is redundant, as PW doesn't play nice with my mail account for obscure reasons.)
On Thursday, March 24, 2016 4:54 PM, "Peter Zilahy Ingerman, PhD" <pzi at ingerman.org> 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
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
Are there any other languages (not necessarily Indo-European) that have
indefinite articles that are distinct from the word for "one"?
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