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Re: Proposing in Esperanto

From:Davis, Iain E. <feaelin@...>
Date:Monday, September 23, 2002, 13:33
You might want to redirect this question to the 102_Esperanto list (at
yahoo! Groups).  They love questions like this one. :)

Or, I can forward it for you, and then forward the reply back if you
don't want to deal with another list. :)

> -----Original Message----- > From: Josh Brandt-Young [mailto:vionau@MAC.COM] > Sent: Friday, 2002 September 20 22:30 > To: CONLANG@LISTSERV.BROWN.EDU > Subject: [CONLANG] Proposing in Esperanto > > > To the E-o speakers on the list: > > Is there some kind of official formula for "popping the > question" in Esperanto? I've been rereading Jordan's "Being > Colloquial..." book, and it occurs to me that I haven't seen > something equating to the volition involved in "Will you > marry me?" It seems that the future tense would be too > remote, whereas using "cxu vi volas..." lacks a certain elegance. > > Not that my girlfriend would *understand* if I said anything > to her in Esperanto besides "Kio estas tio?", but nevertheless...:) > > > Thanks, > Josh > > ---------- > Josh Brandt-Young <vionau@...> > "After the tempest I behold, once more, the weasel." > (Mispronunciation of Ancient Greek) >