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Re: demuan 101: articles

From:Fabian <rhialto@...>
Date:Saturday, April 10, 1999, 20:57
>Yes, but I still don't see why no singular article is needed. If you >have "I want X cat" (where X = the singular article) and "I want >Y cat" (where Y = the plural article, and where the noun is, in the >example, uninflected), then you can have even more specificity in >terms of grammatical clarity.
Whoever said this was designed to be logical? I merely pass on the information as I receive it, and my contact says there is no singular indefinite article. I suppose some people say 'one' cat hen they need to be specific, but they could just as easily say 'two' in such constructions, and it remaihns a number, not an article. --- Fabian Rule One: Question the unquestionable, ask the unaskable, eff the ineffable, think the unthinkable, and screw the inscrutable.