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Re: Nullar (Was: Re: Noun Number)

From:Irina Rempt-Drijfhout <irina@...>
Date:Tuesday, November 6, 2001, 8:37
On Tuesday 06 November 2001 03:50, Padraic Brown wrote:

> Makes sense. "Many" is simply the countless things that are there; > "zero" is the countless things that aren't there; and "one" is the > one thing that is here.
Now I see why many languages (Ilaini for one) insists plural verb forms when talking about "nothing" or "nobody". Irina -- --------------------------------------------------------------------- By my troth, we that have good wits have much to answer for. We shall be flouting; we cannot hold. - William Shakespeare, _As You Like It_


Padraic Brown <agricola@...>