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Re: Negation raising (was: introduction)

From:Jan van Steenbergen <ijzeren_jan@...>
Date:Thursday, August 1, 2002, 5:51
 --- Christian Thalmann wrote:

> German has two separate words for these two concepts: "denken" for the > active use and "dünken" for the impersonal. "Mich dünkt, dass..." > means about the same as "Ich denke, dass...". I imagine these could > have been dialectal forms of the same basic word at a certain > evolutionary stage.
It must be. Dutch has the same thing with "denken" and "dunken", for example: "Wat dunkt U?" = "Was dünket euch?" That they are two forms of the same basic word is, dunkt mij, proven by their past tense: denken - dacht dunken - docht I must add that "dunken" is considered a really old-fashioned word these days, to such a degree that a great lot of young people don't even know it; I'm sure a huge number of people, even educated people, don't know the past tense. Jan ===== "Originality is the art of concealing your source." - Franklin P. Jones __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Everything you'll ever need on one web page from News and Sport to Email and Music Charts


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