agglutination in Scandinavian languages
Lars Henrik Mathiesen
thorinn at diku.dk
Mon Feb 1 14:25:04 UTC 1999
Date: Thu, 28 Jan 1999 15:15:25 +0100
From: Carol Jensen <jorna at web4you.dk>
To Mark Hubey, who probably knows this, I will remind him that except in
Jutland in Denmark, the Scandinavian languages agglutinated the definite
article (only to the noun) rather suddenly as such things go.
Just to prevent a misunderstanding: The article that was agglutinated
was the Norse definite determiner "inn" (from the distal demonstrative
pronoun "hinn"), not the modern indefinite article (from "einn" = one,
IIRC). And 'cliticized' would probably be a better term, as there was
double declension of noun and determiner for number and case.
Lars Mathiesen (U of Copenhagen CS Dep) <thorinn at diku.dk> (Humour NOT marked)
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