Re: Welcome to vaksje (was: Re: New Survey: CelticConlangs (and other lunatic pursuits))
|Date:||Wednesday, January 22, 2003, 13:09|
Nik Taylor wrote:
>>Yes, it's quite questionable why someone would actually use an article
>>*without* even knowing which word or gender he's going to use. ;)
>I missed the message this is a reply to, but I find myself often using
>articles without knowing the word, as in "Get me the, uh ... what's it
>In it's context, it was discussing Dutch, were, I understand based on
the thread, there are different articles (_het_ and _de_) for nouns of
different genders, so you'd have to know the gender before you could use
the article, and knowing the gender implies you're on the road to
finding the word you want (Get me the lll.... thingy).
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