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)