[PW] Stumped my local library ...

Peter Zilahy Ingerman, PhD pzi at ingerman.org
Fri Mar 25 07:48:05 PDT 2016


Thank you all ... and, especially thanks to Kelley Hunt, who provided 
the link below!

(At least this time I didn't ask a trivial question ;-) )

Peter

On 2016-03-24 17:36, Hunt, Kelley wrote:
> Here is a map
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> http://wals.info/feature/38A#2/25.5/148.4
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> From:   "Peter Zilahy Ingerman, PhD" <pzi at ingerman.org>
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> 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?)
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> German, Spanish, French (e.g.) all have both definite and indefinite articles.
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> In each of them, the indefinite article is also the word for "one".
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> English, however, has a word for "one" that is distinct from the indefinite article.
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> 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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> Peter
> (a lurker for a long time!)
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