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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 >/Ojro/ - > > /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". If any special characters I wrote here are not presenting properly, please tell me. I'm trying to fix this problem, but I can't verify it myself. Thanks :) Oskar _________________________________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free E-mail from MSN Hotmail at Share information about yourself, create your own public profile at