Re: CHAT: R: Re: CHAT: San Marino
|From:||Oskar Gudlaugsson <hr_oskar@...>|
|Date:||Monday, August 28, 2000, 23:50|
>From: John Cowan <cowan@...>
>Subject: Re: R: Re: CHAT: San Marino
>Date: Mon, 28 Aug 2000 14:33:02 -0400
> > German has Auto > Autos. Why not Euro > Euros (Obviously pronounced
> > /Ojros/)
>Quite possible. But German doesn't pluralize a noun after a number
>(nor does any Germanic language IIRC except English): "ein Meter, zwei
>Meter" is normal for "one meter, two meters". Therefore, "1 Euro,
>2 Euro" seems very natural in German but not in English.
Er, I'm no expert on German, but on the issue of other Germanic languages,
I'd protest. Ice: "einn hundur, tveir hundar", Dan: "en hund, to hunde",
etc. However, a few word classes, notably neuter words, in Icelandic, are
the same in plural and singular (in nom and acc); Ice: "eitt hús, tvö hús".
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