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Re: Kernewek

From:Pavel Iosad <pavel_iosad@...>
Date:Monday, May 6, 2002, 18:16

> This word order is also quite common (more so than in Cornish) in > Breton, especially when using the verb "to do" as an auxiliary, e.g. > "Deskiñ Brezoneg a ran" ("I learn Breton", lit. "[it is the] learning > [of] Breton that I do").
This is also a common trick in modern Welsh, with its analytical sentence. Gareth King gives the following example: Mae'r sefyllfa'n gwaethygu Is the situation in worsening The situation is worsening (normal phrase) Gwaethygu mae'r sefyllfa Worsening is the situation The situation is worsening (and not improving as has been expected) Pavel -- Pavel Iosad 'I am a philologist, and thus a misunderstood man' --JRR Tolkien, _The Notion Club Papers_