Re: USAGE: Currencies and -s
|From:||BP Jonsson <bpj@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, September 2, 2000, 18:09|
At 13:28 02.9.2000 +0300, Markus Miekk-oja wrote:
>Mark has some rather interesting properties when it comes to gender.
>It is inflected somewhat as if it were a neutrum, though it is a utrum
>reale, except for
>when referring to the physical objects which are treated like utrum reale
>If the neutrum article was used with it, we'd assume that it was a "märke"
>was spoken about (sign, brand...) "Ett mark" indeed leads my mind to the
>signs cut on the ears of sheep, in order to mark-up the owner.
It's the same in Bohuslänska, except that here they are all "mærk", with a
very deep, pharyngealized front vowel:
"Dij tôskânj dij kômmër hér å spör wa vârenj kôster ij mærk, åsså trûr_dij
atte dij kan **bîtærlde't** ij mærkër å!"
Those Germans they come here and ask what the goods cost in marks, and then
they think that they can pay it in marks too!" :-)
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