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Re: Trans: Shoeflower Nose Man (Vyh)

From:Jeff Jones <jeffsjones@...>
Date:Thursday, December 13, 2001, 8:38
On Wed, 31 Oct 2001 13:19:06 +0100, Christophe Grandsire
<christophe.grandsire@...> wrote:

>En réponse à Jeff Jones <jeffsjones@...>: > >> If I find the person who lifted my trees, >> I'm going to make him sing his quiet words using his torch. > >:)) I like the nonsense of this sentence :) . > >[snip translation] > >Interesting, a or... or construction for if... then.
Note that negation is required in the condition (an original negative becomes positive). I don't know if any natlang does this but least one other conlang that I've seen does something similar and IIRC the lojban 'if' is derived from 'or' + negative. BTW, I recently noticed that my relay translation had this wrong (the 2nd error so far). Jeff
> >Christophe. >