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Re: The "If you call me insane again..." page, at long last!

From:daniel andreasson <daniel.andreasson@...>
Date:Monday, July 23, 2001, 21:26
Daniel Seriff wrote:

> "If you call me insane again, I'll eat your other eye."
Swedish: "Om du kallar mig tokig en gång till så kommer jag äta upp ditt andra öga." T = t-gender / neutral gender N = n-gender / common gender om du kalla-r mig tokig en gång till if you call-PRS me:OBJ crazy one:N time:N more* så kommer jag äta upp ditt andra öga so/then FUT** I eat:INF up your:T other*** eye:T * _till_ = 'to' ** _kommer_ = 'come' * _andra_ is the form used in definite (sg and pl) phrases as well as in the plural Cein: "Eneiss te ni ymeth, mathow ni i en ddeun tew." en-eiss te ni ymeth, math-ow ni i en ddeun tew re-call:SUBJ 2SG 1SG "no-skilled" eat -FUT I the eye other your The Cein version is very tentative. I'm not at all sure about the subjunctive form, which might be an irrealis form, and I'm not sure if the _-ow_ future form is the right one to use here. I can probably find a better word for "insane" too, although I'm off to Skåne in southern Sweden until Sunday and wanted to finish this before I left. ||| daniel


Aidan Grey <frterminus@...>