Re: Sketch of Germanech 4/4: Syntax
|From:||Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, December 12, 2001, 15:46|
laokou <laokou@...> writes:
> From: "Henrik Theiling"...
> > (`weil''s order is currently unstable in Modern German)...
> That "weil" is unstable is an interesting new fact (perhaps by analogy with
> "denn" in meaning?).
Yeah, it started in my generation I think. I consider it wrong and
shudder whenever someone uses it in main clause order (as a
coordination). I think it was not triggered by analogy with `denn',
but by a tendency to add a pause after `weil' for further thinking,
adding the next clause with main clause order. You'd write that with
a comma and some dots.
Then after a while people used that order even without the pause.
That's how I noticed the shift.
Still, as I said, main clause order after `weil' sounds ungrammatical
But hey, languages change. E.g. the dative -m on adjectives seems to
slowly shifted to -n soon, too. Not yet, but I've seen some mistakes
by L1 German speakers.
> so it's doubtful my Lnot1 German will ever be
> thus "polluted" ;-) ("weil" definitely triggers SOV for me).
Yeah! Righty so! I like that. :-)
> Rechtscheibreformen be damned!
True. :-) It was created by a bunch of people who found a bad
> Vive le ess-tset!
> Fraktur RULES, man!
Looks very nice, yes. Especially for blackmailing. :-))))
Re-introduce the ending-s. Well, I like old German scripts a lot