Re: Natural "for" Loop, using Plural / Singular transformations ??

Gene Wirchenko <gene@abhost.us>
27 Jun 2006 18:57:45 -0400

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From: Gene Wirchenko <gene@abhost.us>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 27 Jun 2006 18:57:45 -0400
Organization: Compilers Central
References: 06-05-083 06-06-004 06-06-035
Keywords: design

Peter Ludemann <p_ludemann@yahoo.com> wrote:


>On 6/3/2006 3:52 PM, Karsten Nyblad wrote:


[snip]


>> When writing business applications for use in none English speaking
>> languages, it is common to let the identifiers be in the local
>> language, but few languages derive plural from singular the way it is
>> done in English.
>
>And some languages don't have plural forms at all (Chinese, Japanese);


          Chinese does have plurals. In Putonghua, "men" is the plural
particle. However, if there plurality has already been established,
say by stating that there are two of the object, then "men" is not
used.


[snip]


Sincerely,


Gene Wirchenko


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          I have preferences.
          You have biases.
          He/She has prejudices.



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