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Re: Welcome to vaksje (was: Re: New Survey: CelticConlangs (andother lunatic pursuits))

From:vaksje <vaksje@...>
Date:Thursday, January 23, 2003, 20:31
At 02:05 PM 1/22/2003 -0600, Nik Taylor wrote:
>Tristan wrote: > > In it's context, it was discussing Dutch, were, I understand based on > > the thread, there are different articles (_het_ and _de_) for nouns of > > different genders, so you'd have to know the gender before you could use > > the article > >Actually, that's something I've wondered about. Do speakers of >languages with genders not use the article until they're sure of the >word? I.e., would a Spanish-speaker never say "Consígueme el ... ¿qué >es la palabra? ..."? (I hope I got that right, my Spanish is a bit >rusty)
Usually a speaker already knows which words to know in advance, but at the rare occassion that this is not so: I often forget to stop before the article and thus automatically pick on one of the possible articles. Only then it occurs to me, I don't even know which word. In Dutch as I said, I often switched to an English word instead. This makes even less sense, since English words don't even have gender. ;)
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