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Re: Esperanto question (A different one! :)

From:list James E. Hopkins <espero9@...>
Date:Thursday, September 24, 1998, 23:22
Kara amiko,

en la and de la are never contracted in Esperanto. "L'abelo" is a possible
form in the spoken language as the sounds tend to ellide naturally but you
would seldom fins such a thing in print uless preceded by and preposition
ending in a vowel:

"tra l'arbaro" (through the forest)

"de l'urbo" (from the city)

Please note, however that "tra la arbaro" and "de la urbo" are prefered and

Jim H