If a chair can become the chair, can a noun's gender change depend on the article that introduces it? My understanding is that the classifier concentrates on the similar characteristics of the noun that put that noun into a class, and the article concentrates on the definiteness, singular or plural, and the gender of that noun.
In Mong language, tsob is a classifier indicating the characteristic of having roots. Nplej is an unhusked rice grain. Tsob nplej, therefore, is an unhusked rice grain that has roots which would mean the rice stalk. Tug is an article indicating definite, singular, and gender-neutral. Tug nplej is the stem of unhusked rice grain. Lub is a definite article, singular, feminine. Lub nplej is the particular unhusked rice grain. Lub is feminine in that the nouns it introduces bring peace and comfort. Lub nplej, unhusked rice grain, can turn into lub ntsab, husked rice grain, that can be cooked and turn into lub mov, cooked rice grain, which is being used to make you full so you can live to enjoy another day.
Back to a chair and the chair, since nplej can be used with both a gender-neutral article and a feminine article, tug nplej and lub nplej, does the gender of nplej depends on the article that introduces it, just like the definiteness of a noun is dependent of the article that introduces it? Are other languages that their articles identify more than just the definite and indefinite quality, as in English, also have this same issue?