Re: demuan 101: articles
|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.
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