|From:||Aidan Grey <urso@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, March 23, 2000, 1:42|
> Eric Christopherson <raccoon@...> wrote:
> >>vagiath yl si 'I have eaten' <- *'Eaten by-me there-is'
> >> vagiis ei si 'I am eating' (focus on progressive aspect)
> >> <- *'Eating I there-is'
> >That's an interesting way to express those, using there-is plus a participle.
> I don't know where I got it from. :) Just made it up on
> the spot. But it looks nice to me.
Those are almost identical to the way Irish forms such constructions:
Ta/ me/ ag obair. 'I am working' lit. 'I am at working'