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The indefinite article
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The indefinite article triggers strong agreement, without expressing agreement itself.

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The indefinite article triggers strong agreement, without expressing agreement itself. The indefinite article is similar to the numeral, which is homophonous to the indefinite pronoun, as shown below:

indefinite article: in a

numeral: ien one

indefinite pronoun: ien one, someone

The vowel in the indefinite article is pronounced as a schwa, the vowel in the numeral is pronounced as a diphthong falling from a long high front vowel to schwa.

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