LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||06/ABR/2007 12:30 PM|
We are probably making a mountain out of a molehill, but again "uncle" referes to a non-specific person but "Uncle" refers to a specific person. In the latter case, "uncle" replaces the uncle's name.
Do you have any uncles and aunts? = non-specific
Yes, I have an uncle in Alaska. = non-specific.
May I have a quarter, Uncle? = specific (could have said "Uncle Bob")
As Uncle if he wants to go to the store. = specific (could have said "Uncle Jack")
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