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Re: Is a list of one item still a list?

From: Alemnew Sheferaw Asrese <alemnewsh@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 22 May 2018 11:23:10 +0200
Message-ID: <CA+j_08LrXT5CJTvaGTrxgsPEOZrKr3CKhuZBPegMeWH4VYu_Dg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Daniel Yacob <yacob@geez.org>
Cc: "public-i18n-ethiopic@w3.org" <public-i18n-ethiopic@w3.org>

I haven't seen any listing that has only one item. I believe Amharic has
the same rule as English for lists.

And it doesn't make sense to have a list for just an item. Right?


On Tue, May 22, 2018 at 12:42 AM, Daniel Yacob <yacob@geez.org> wrote:

> Greetings All,
> I was recently reviewing a document and was reminded of a rule I learned
> in English class when creating a list or sublist.  That is, an ordered list
> (alphabetic, or numeric) must have more than one item.  We were not allowed
> to create a list with an item "A." without there also being (at least) a
> "B." , or a sublist with roman numeral "i" unless there was also an "ii".
> If we had only one item to discuss, we would have to make it part of the
> preceding sentence.  I assume the same rule applied for bullet lists as
> well.
> Does this rule apply for Amharic writing and in other Ethiopic writing
> practices?  That is, can a list in Amharic contain only one item?
> thanks,
> -Daniel


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