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Re: OT: Corpses, etc. (was: Re: Gender in conlangs (was: Re: Umlauts (was Re: Elves and Ill Bethisad)))

From:Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
Date:Monday, November 10, 2003, 7:33
Quoting Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>:

> At 17:16 6.11.2003, Andreas Johansson wrote: > > >** Should I better use the English article, or the Meghean one? Ie, "Elves > of > >the Camant", or "Elves of Chamant"? > > Elves of the Chamant, obviously ;) > > Actually, would you use the Swedish definite ending in an > English/French/German/Meghean/... context?
That's one of those eternal questions. It's particularly annoying with names that are always definite - do I in English say "Systembolaget", "the Systembolag" or even "the Systembolaget"? I've heard all three, and they all sound wrong. "Elves of the Chamant" feels about as sensible as "muslims of the Al-Andalus" - I do hope no-one would say that! Andreas


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