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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". > > Matt.
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. -- Brad Coon Somedays when you wake up, its just not worth chewing through the leather straps.