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From:# 1 <salut_vous_autre@...>
Date:Sunday, January 30, 2005, 17:08
When I design a new conlang I tend to use articles

But, more I read grammars of other languages, more I realize that a lot of
them don't have articles

Is it something rare in languages?

Are there only families of languages that use them?

It tought it could be only the IE languages but arabic has "el" and basque
has the suffix "-a"

Had "el" and "-a" been borrowed from an IE language?

I'd like to know if there are only some places in the worlds where languages
possess articles and also if the majority does or doesn't use articles

I searched and all languages I found wich have one or two articles are IE or
are situated near of some IE languages

Does someone know something about this?

If I want my conlang to be natural and as much different of everything I
know I should remove articles

- Max


Matt Arriola <azathoth500@...>
Chris Bates <chris.maths_student@...>
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