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CHAT: Icelandic Numbers (was: Re: CHAT: San Marino)

From:DOUGLAS KOLLER <laokou@...>
Date:Tuesday, August 29, 2000, 6:33
From: "Oskar Gudlaugsson"

> If any special characters I wrote here are not presenting properly, please > tell me. I'm trying to fix this problem, but I can't verify it myself.
Looks good from here.
> Er, I'm no expert on German, but on the issue of other Germanic languages, > I'd protest. Ice: "einn hundur, tveir hundar", Dan: "en hund, to hunde", > etc. However, a few word classes, notably neuter words, in Icelandic, are > the same in plural and singular (in nom and acc); Ice: "eitt hús, tvö
hús". I can understand an einn/eitt distinction, but does this go on for other numbers as well? Tveir/tvö (masc/fem [or common] as opposed to neuter?) Just for one and two? One, two, and three? All the non-combinable forms? Across all cases? Please expound. Kou