Re: Thank you
|From:||Christopher Wright <faceloran@...>|
|Date:||Friday, August 9, 2002, 14:02|
> Actually it's a good subject of discussion on this list: how you all
> say "thank you" in your languages?
Sturnan has two verbs for "to thank". (I'm getting too much like ancient
Greek, too specialized, too specific. But I can do that if I want to.)
Hamei is used toward the person you're thanking, but using kaintei would
be like saying in English, "I am thanking you." (Hamei is irregular in
that it only has first person conjugations--that will probably
change--and does not need an object, as the addressee is always the
object.) There is also an interjection "bakas", which is only used in
Excuse me while I work on dialects for Sturnan.
"Through not observing the thoughts of another a man is seldom unhappy,
but he who does not observe the movements of his own mind must of
necessity be unhappy."