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I’ll get you animal. (reference)

If we mention a pet, do we not use an article (for it is a family), or have to use one nonetheless?

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    I think this should be closed as a duplicate of this question: ell.stackexchange.com/questions/5281/… – Matt Apr 15 '13 at 9:07
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    This is also the third question in as many days about the ungrammaticality of Hagrid's quoted speech. To save time later, here's a rule of thumb that you may find helpful: Most of Hagrid's quoted speech is a combination of Eye Dialect and verbatim transcription. It is not (and it is not intended to be) grammatical English. – Matt Apr 15 '13 at 9:08
  • ... and about Eye Dialect see for example: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eye_Dialect – Stephen Apr 15 '13 at 19:20
  • @Matt I would (cautiously) extend that to most quoted dialog in novels/written stories, especially in cases where there are lots of unusual contractions and/or slang. This is usually an indication that the author is intending to imitate a spoken dialect with his/her writing, and as such should not be taken as an example of grammatical English. – Ken Bellows Apr 16 '13 at 1:34
  • Maybe the comma is missing: "I'll get you, animal." – Jeffrey Kemp Apr 16 '13 at 2:11
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The reference you cite shows that the speaker (Hagrid, probably) uses "yer" to mean both your ("I'll get (1) yer animal" and "carry (3) yer mail") and you ("I'll get (2) yer an owl.").

In general, however, you're correct. The sentence in standard English requires the article "an": I'll get you an animal.

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