While an interesting trivia question, there are enough homographs in
English that the very small percentage of them that can (sometimes) be
distinguished according to case is completely insignificant.
"Robert A. Rosenberg" wrote:
> At 06:43 AM 07/10/2000 -0800, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> >If it is what I think it is, I don't want it in English.
> >How could it tell "aids" from "AIDS", for instance?
> >Or "joy" from "Joy"(name)?
> Or Polish (nationality) from polish (shine) <g>.
> >Robert Lozyniak
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> >---- firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > > Marco.Cimarosti@icl.com wrote:
> > > > - Can these mutations only occur after a determinative,
> > > or can they also
> > > be
> > > > at the beginning of a sentence?
> > > I don't believe they can occur at the beginning
> > > of a sentence. The most
> > > common construct occurs after "na" (meaning "of");
> > > "Ambasáid na hÉireann"
> > > (Embassy of Ireland) is an example commonly encountered
> > > outside Ireland.
> > > However, they can occur after other words.
> > >
> > > > - Is this automatically implemented in the case
> > > folding function of
> > > > localized word processors?
> > > No, not unless some new word processor has been
> > > launched in the past year
> > > or so.
> > >
> > > B=
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