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'not once' (was Swedish Chinese)

From:Pavel Iosad <edricson@...>
Date:Tuesday, February 3, 2004, 20:31

> > > > _att_ and _och_ as [o] are surely something I've heard not once. > > > > > > Really? That rather surprises me, act'ly, esply the later. > > > > Oops. I meant, I really have heard them, and pretty > frequently at that. > > Interesting. In English, "not one" unqualified is an emphatic way of > saying "none" (indeed "none" < "ne one"); in order to capture what you > meant, you must say "not (just) once but many times/often", > or something of the sort. Are things otherwise in Russian?
Yes, _ne odin raz_ or _ne odnazhdy_ (_ne_ is the negation of course) mean 'more than once' (in fact, these expressions imply the occurrence is rather frequent) Pavel -- Pavel Iosad Nid byd, byd heb wybodaeth --Welsh saying