Re: interesting english syntax
|From:||Yahya Abdal-Aziz <yahya@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, September 27, 2005, 13:29|
Roger Mills wrote:
> The last sentence is
> > slightly different in meaning, with a "subjunctive"
> > form of the verb. It means something like "when spring
> > comes".
> Yes; it strikes me as idiomatic, "come + SEASON". We can't say, "Come
> Henry, we'll start the meeting"... I don't recall if Germ./Du. have a
> comparable construction, but would bet they do.
Is Roger's example grammatical in German:
"Kommt Heinrich, werden wir die Begegnung beginnen"?
(It sounds OK to me, but my last German class was very long ago.)
Or is it grammatical in any other natlang?
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