Date: Wed, 30 Nov 1994 09:40:51 CST From: salikoko mufwene Subject: Re: 'the' in Spain In Message Wed, 30 Nov 1994 13:44:13 HOE, Alberto RIO writes: > 'The' ('el', 'la') survived until recently in some geographical names, but >in the overwhelming majority of them is lost: *la Francia, *la Italia, as in >French 'le Spagne', etc. Just a minor correction, the French for Spain is "l'Espagne." Sali. Salikoko S. Mufwene University of Chicago Dept. of Linguistics 1010 East 59th Street Chicago, IL 60637 s-mufwene[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] 312-702-8531; fax: 312-702-9861