USAGE: R: Re: USAGE: Currencies and -s
|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
> >If the neutrum article was used with it, we'd assume that it was a"märke"
> >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, andthen
> they think that they can pay it in marks too!" :-)
Which part of Sweden are you from?