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USAGE: R: Re: USAGE: Currencies and -s

From:Mangiat <mangiat@...>
Date:Sunday, September 3, 2000, 17:50
> 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 > >completely. > >If the neutrum article was used with it, we'd assume that it was a
> >that > >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
> they think that they can pay it in marks too!" :-) >
Which part of Sweden are you from? Luca