Re: TRANS: El suicida (homage to Borges)
|Date:||Thursday, August 26, 1999, 14:23|
Josh Roth <Fuscian@...> wrote:
> >No quedar=E1 en la noche una estrella.
> >not remain.3sFUT in the night one star
> >No quedar=E1 en la noche.
> >not remain.3sFUT in the night
> Couldn't "no quedar=E1 en la noche" just be referring to the same subje=ct as in=20
> the first line, "una estrella"? This is what I thought of first, though= your=20
> interpretation is more interesting....
Well, it *could*, but it would sound weird in this particular
context, since it implies 'not even one'. So it's not really
one star the poem talks about, but *no* stars. So gramatically
it could be, but it'd probably not be understood... I just
read the poem and the weirdness of the sentence practically
jumped at me. It's difficult to explain to a non-native speaker.