Re: Articles with propper names (was RE: Same name (was ...))
|From:||Brad Coon <bcoon@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, May 4, 2000, 23:03|
Matt Pearson wrote:
> >In Mia English, where any third party gets their very own
> >definite article.
> >For example:
> >"The Lilia is crying!"
> >"Why don't you give that to the Liam?"
> >"The Calypso is tired."
> >I hadn't really thought of it before, but this is a feature I am
> >certain to incorporate into my new language. It is still without
> >a name, but I am ironing out the phonology. Just threw out
> >several sounds last night, in fact. I must make note to include
> >the definite article as I normally do before I forget that I
> >wanted to.
> For the record, Tokana uses determiners with proper
> names--a feature I borrowed from Austronesian languages
> (I also knew of its existence in certain dialects of German
> and Hungarian). In fact, *all* definite noun phrases in
> Tokana take determiners, hence things like "the every
> book" instead of "every book".
Nova uses DET with all nouns except direct address forms which
include proper names. But it would have "the every book" because
"every" is a DET.
Somedays when you wake up, its just not worth chewing through
the leather straps.