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1884 Excerpt: ...used colloquially as a pronoun referring to a
substantive mentioned before. It is declined like the relative
toeldjer. Example: aft bu nod) (r)elb?--$a, Have you any more
money? id) babe nod) todie-.--Yes, I still have some. 145. (Silt
paat, a few, is indeclinable: as, Wit ein p a ar grennben. With a
few friends. 1. (Sin paar, a few, is not to be confounded with ein
ffiaax, a pair, a couple, which latter is declined, except in the
case mentioned in 29. 146. Stand, many a, is declined like biefer (
14), and employed both adjectively and substantively: as, -3JJ a n
d) c r $rrtum. Many an error. 2Jf a n d) e r metnt. Many a one
believes. L When followed by an adjective it may drop its endings:
as, mand) tapferer (c)olbat, many a brave soldier (for manner
tapfere (c)olbat). 2. The use of the indefinite article after mand)
is optional; thus, maud) ein rrtum; mand) ein tapferer (c)olbat.
147. SBiel and hientg are, or at least can be declined, whether
used adjectively or substantively: --33iete 8eljrer, unb toentge
Many teachers, and few @tt)iiler. pupils. 33tele finb berufen, nnb
toe Many are called, and few ntge ftnb auSerwatjlt. are chosen.
Only when preceding a noun in the singular they are preferably not
declined, provided, however, that they are not preceded by the
definite article, or a pronoun. Ex.: SDfit to e n t g 25M& Goe.
With little wit SDlit ein toenig Oebnlb. With a little patience. 1.
Note that the indefinite article before Wenig remains undeclined.
The same is true of the indefinite article inetltbiSdjen, a little,
which is, colloquially, often used for ein toenig. 2. Mark the
distinction between Diet, much of one thing (multum), and -iele8,
many things (multa). Ex.: Serne t)iel, ntdjt t i i e 1 e 8.
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