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Re: JPN final "ga" (was: Getting started with a newborn lang)

From:M.E.S. <suomenkieli@...>
Date:Monday, March 11, 2002, 1:55
--- Kala Tunu <kalatunu@...> wrote:
> Titles and slogans ending with elliptic clitics are > very common. While typing > I'm thumbing an old chuôkôron from my shelf with > this title: "Mogi kanja no > gemba kara." "Ni", "he", etc. are certainly more > common this way but I often > read more cryptic "wo", "ga", "koso" an the like > too. Next time I read one "ga" > ending a title or a slogan I'll tell you--promised. > I was trying to imply a > general idea of "[arts] does [it all]" because > that's the usual meaning of an > elliptic "ga". However, since "Nobu" says it's > wrong, then I'm wrong of course. > I'm disappointed but such is life--my other slogan > is "jinsei wa gakkari.
Indeed, titles and slogans do - I'm well aware of this. And I did not mean to say that my partner (Nobu) says you're wrong -- he's just not clear on what you meant in the context. Sorry if this made you gakkari... I'm a "jinsei ga tanoshii" type, myself. M.E.S. __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Try FREE Yahoo! Mail - the world's greatest free email!