[PW] Stumped my local library ...

Hunt, Kelley Kelley.Hunt at countylibrary.org
Thu Mar 24 14:36:21 PDT 2016


Here is a map


http://wals.info/feature/38A#2/25.5/148.4



From:   "Peter Zilahy Ingerman, PhD" <pzi at ingerman.org>
To:     "list at project-wombat.org" <list at project-wombat.org>
Date:   03/24/2016 04:54 PM
Subject:        [PW] Stumped my local library ...
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(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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