[Ads-l] "Anglench"?

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sat Sep 26 01:11:50 UTC 2015

> On Sep 25, 2015, at 8:47 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 25, 2015 at 8:25 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
> wrote:
>> singular or plural, *were* grammatical in this position, it would be
>> contracted
> Only singular, right?

Yes, as noted in the part of my message you elided! ('...if "le" or "la" *were* the plural article...')

> In "les enfants," there would be resyllabification of
> -s, but not contraction of "les."

Mais oui.

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