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Re: Negation raising (was: introduction)

From:Christian Thalmann <cinga@...>
Date:Wednesday, July 31, 2002, 13:01
--- In conlang@y..., John Cowan <jcowan@R...> wrote:

> You are probably right. Although "methinks" got frozen a long time ago, > Chaucer uses impersonal "think" freely with all persons and tenses: e.g. > _Troilus and Criseyde_ line 502: > > For whiche him thoughte he felte his herte blede.
Ah, interesting. 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. -- Christian Thalmann


Jan van Steenbergen <ijzeren_jan@...>