The migration of this case from latin-middle spanish era-spanish is: Illa acqua - Il-acqua - El agua. Actually, so, this "el" in "el agua" has a "femenine nature" :D This happens because is a normal process of the evolution of a language: one "a" instead two.
And when I say "is not for fonetic reason" that really I want to mean is: we don't change "la" for "el" because it's sound better, is just because there was a fonetic migration between latin and spanish. Because we don't have contractions as italian, french, etc. We don't use "L' agua". Flimzy Flimzy This is just something that happens. I really think you should explain the history of how this came to be, but perhaps this is not the right place for that?
Seems like it would be. Letter-names are also feminine in Catalan, but not in Portuguese where they are masculine. Would it still be correct to say "la agua"? It seems like I have heard both "el agua" and "la agua" used. Wake - It's possible you've heard "la agua" on a rare occasion, I Weight Of The World - Neil Young - Aterrizando Sobre El Agua (Landing On Water) say because I wasn't there; but it's not correct.
Actually it's not a gender reversal but a tradition that survives inherited from Latin. It has nothing to do with cacophony. It's sometimes said that this way it's easier to pronounce. What about this? Touch The Night. Read My Lips (Special Mix) - Melba Moore - Read My Lips On The Street. Hard Luck Stories. I Got A Problem. Geffen Records. Sell This Version.
SuzyGeffen Records. Geffen RecordsGeffen Records. AUDC 15 juin Signaler. AL-SP is their initial Pressing Stamp after the merger as they officially kept the Specialty name for operations until Or see post 32 above Now you have everything. Don't forget about us. It feels a bit fractured, which is too bad, there are some good songs here. Warner-Pioneer Corporation The thing to remember is that words that are feminine remain feminine.
The reason why this matters is if the word becomes plural, the word goes back to using the feminine definite article. In this case, the definite article becomes las. Another example is las amas de casa. Weight Of The World - Neil Young - Aterrizando Sobre El Agua (Landing On Water) the accent of the noun is not on the first syllable, the definite article la is used with singular feminine nouns when they begin with a- or ha.
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