[Ads-l] "Anglench"?

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sat Sep 26 00:25:24 UTC 2015

Well s/he has the order of noun/adjective right, and the fact that if "le" or "la" *were* the plural article, and if any article, singular or plural, *were* grammatical in this position, it would be contracted onto a vowel.  Partial credit, grading liberally.  

> On Sep 25, 2015, at 8:17 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> In a letter to nytimes.com:
> "... these fractious _l'enfants terrible_ ..."
> Apparently, the writer knows just enough French, off the top of his head,
> to be aware that "enfant terribles" is wrong, but not much else.
> -- 
> -Wilson
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