In this section the expressions of definiteness and indefiniteness
, as explained above, in Northern Sotho are illustrated.
Naturally, such an analysis becomes powerful if we think in terms of postmodern poetics--in which simultaneity can even be substituted by an alternation of attributions--in such a way that transitions from the empirical to the fictional plane would always be subject to a functional indefiniteness
of the border between the real and the apparent, between identity and its negation.
. In the singular, count nouns can use an indefinite article, whereas non-count nouns do not use one (Carter--McCarthy 2006: 339).
Haspelmath proposes that all the main cross-linguistic implicational generalizations about the distributions of indefiniteness
markers can be expressed in an implicational map, shown in Figure 1.
The difference of the noise level being less than 10% both from the value measured and from the modelled quantity, this indefiniteness
meets our requirements, and the data obtained correlate.
Challenging a carrier's sense of indefiniteness
has won a lot of lawsuits for plaintiff attorneys.
endlessly growing, [which] oppressed her, and she was afraid, less of the wolf-cries toward the south than of the indefinite earth" (1992: 273) and "[t]he indefiniteness
of the outside earth, beyond herself, became a terror" (1992: 275).
By describing plain meaning as a "phantom" in the January Florida Bar Journal (p.43), Steven Wisotsky revealed the indefiniteness
of words and phrases.
In his reverie Ishmael thinks that the indefiniteness
of whiteness "shadows forth the heartless voids and immensities of the universe" in a manner that stabs us with the thought of annihilation.
Mourad's book points to an initial problem in trying to establish who al-Hasan was: there is a good deal of indefiniteness
in many of the textual references to him.
Galloway's autobiographical "Countering 'A Powerful Indefiniteness
': Doing Choctaw Ethnohistory in the Liminal Space between History and Archaeology" explains how her background in textual criticism and anthropological archaeology, as well as her position at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, uniquely situated her to create opportunities for research into unexamined areas of Choctaw history.
Significantly, when and functions as an indicator for indefiniteness
it can be marked by the definite article and-u, translated as indefinite pronoun meaning 'someone, anybody' into English (Baye 1996: 58).
Absolute certitude leads to fundamentalism, that is, a position of such exactness that those captivated by it feel "delivered from all the relativities, uncertainties, indefiniteness
and transience of human existence" which, of course, means that they end up denying their own finitude.
is of two kinds, indefiniteness
as to what is the Object of the Sign, and indefiniteness
as to its Interpretant" (Peirce, 1931-58, 4.543).