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

From:John Cowan <cowan@...>
Date:Tuesday, November 11, 2003, 2:20
Costentin Cornomorus scripsit:

> That makes sense. For me who doesn't speak Danish > and doesn't know what a systembolaget is, either > of the versions with "the" attached are OK. The > one without "the" may be OK for Danish, but not > English.
Well, it depends on whether you assimilate "Systembolaget" to "the Supreme Court" or "Cisco". Some proper names demand articles, like "the Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority", and some don't, like "Disney World". -- John Cowan "You need a change: try Canada" "You need a change: try China" --fortune cookies opened by a couple that I know