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[Dave.Touretzky@B.GP.CS.CMU.EDU: pluralization: two proposals]
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- Subject: [Dave.Touretzky@B.GP.CS.CMU.EDU: pluralization: two proposals]
- From: Jim McDonald <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Mon, 27 Feb 89 14:58:31 PST
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- In-reply-to: Guy Steele's message of Mon, 27 Feb 89 13:10:47 EST <8902271810.AA18268@verdi.think.com>
Has anyone thought about what will happen to FORMAT features such as
~P, ~R, ~:R (ordinals), etc. once Common Lisp finally supports
multiple languages? Will English retain a preferred status, or will
there be analogous options for other languages?
Touretzky's proposal would seem to make it easier to accomodate
plurals for other languages, at least those that pluralize in a manner
similar to the English pattern for -1, 0, 1, 2, 3 etc. Are there
obvious languages for which it breaks down?