X-Message-Number: 11978
Date: Sat, 19 Jun 1999 15:53:34 -0700
From: Olaf Henny <>
Subject: Robert Moore; Disillusionment

In Message #11973 Robert Moore wrote:

>You wrote:  "It's "no problema" in both Italian and Spanish.  The perceptive 
>Latinos realize, that problems are(what else?) female. :-)"
>I hate to disappoint you, but, although "problema" ends in "-a" it is an 
>exception to the usual rule along with "tema" and a couple of other "-ema"s 
>in being *masculine*!  At least in Spanish("el problema").  I don't know 
>about Italian. :)

Hi Robert:
This only shows you, that half-knowledge is slippery indeed.
I had gloated about this for some time now, and now you ruined it
all for me. :(


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