Talk:Article (grammar)

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Affixes?

Can articles really be affixes? I thought articles are always words... I'm pretty sure this is true in English at least. Jcw

I'm pretty sure it's true in English as well, but some other languages, such as the Scandinavian languages, use article affixes. DavidE 14:17, 14 June 2011 (EDT)
Excellent, I was hoping that would be the answer. I particularly enjoy languages that do things I hadn't thought existed - finding that Russian uses a zero copula was what prompted me to learn the language. Now I'll have to go and read about Scandinavian languages.
I hope you agree with the tidying I've done to the article - I've mainly just merged the new text in and clarified the wording a bit. I plan to add some stuff on how languages without articles do the same job, and perhaps some of the other English articles (partitive 'some', negative 'no' and so on). I notice that there isn't a page for the Russian language, so I might start on that as well... Jcw 14:36, 14 June 2011 (EDT)
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