Sorting it all Out Michael Kaplan's random stuff of dubious value Be sure to read the disclaimer here first!
I was being very hopeful when I posted It may not always end with ի and It may not always end with ის or ისა, either and hoped that someone would answer my request for better information.
As I somewhat intentionally attempted to apply a rule-based process for genitive forms of month names, I may not fit the ideal model of the young child who says things because they don't know any better. But I thought some kind native speaker of one of the languages would reply back with either the more complex rule(s) or the specific exception(s) to cover the data.
I guess I took it for granted that someone who knows one of the lanuages would be one of the blog's readers; I guess I sort of it take it for granted that there is enough of a following here, especially when people tell me about whole communities of people who are readers (I was recently told that I am widely read by software developers in Japan, for example --something I never would have believed).
There could of course be people who are not wanting to directly contribute to Microsoft software.
And it would be foolish of me to claim that I wouldn't be interested in adding new data if feedback comes in that makes it through the review process, since it would be a lie -- I would like to improve what the products I have any influence on do, and that would be true no matter where I happen to be working. That is just a part of wanting to properly support language and culture in the products.
Though of course this is not the sort of feature that would impact the price of Windows, or even the marketing of it (can you imagine seeing Now Including Genitive Month Names! on the actual box of Windows sold in Armenia?!?). For the most part it is a feature that people would simply not notice -- just as we never notice when language is correct, compared to when it is not.
So, if any Georgians or Armenians are out there reading this, do you have light to shed on my "suppositions of a young child" about the genitive forms of month names in Georgian and Armenian?
And if you want you can even tell people that you goed to the blog and corrected me on my grammar mistakes! :-)
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