Re: Valentine's Day Translations
|From:||Andrew Smith <hobbit@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, February 21, 1999, 4:30|
On Thu, 11 Feb 1999, Padraic Brown wrote:
> I think the correct Brithenig is "eo ti af" (I thee love).
That's close to how I would say it: "eo dy af". Eo is one of those words
that causes soft mutations on following words. Brithenig also uses
disjunctive pronouns in the same way as French: "eo dy af tui", I _love_
Sorry about this late reply, I was away for ten days. I still haven't
started on a 'reality' translation yet.
On another topic I seem to remember Berlitz in one of his books on
language mentioning that Spanish ojala was derived from Arabic Wa Allah (O
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