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Re: NATLANG: Humagrian glossary

From:Frank George Valoczy <valoczy@...>
Date:Wednesday, April 28, 2004, 15:37
>>What are the forms for 'inni' and 'enni'? For 'enni' the best I could >> come >>up with is 'meg lesz edve', but...I dunno. And for 'inni', I'm at a total >>loss... > > I thought you were a native speaker, and you were vegging. I asked my > native speaker referee here and she vegged (I thought if I caught her > off-guard, she might have a gut response, but she stopped to think > about it, and the indecision kicked in). She profferred "éve" or > "eszve", but even she didn't know either. She said she might hit up > her father, a teacher, for an answer. Stay tuned. >
See that's it. I *am* a native speaker. I've only truly studied Hungarian very minimally, so I don't know a lot about how things work and why, I just use it. Kinda like your average airplane passenger. :D I asked my dad, grandmother and others too, and their replies were 'edve', 'eszve' or 'ilyet nem mondanak' (='such is not said', ie, nobody uses such a form).