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Re: re Periphrases? Re Re Question about Latin.

From:Muke Tever <hotblack@...>
Date:Sunday, October 17, 2004, 14:13
On Sun, 17 Oct 2004 14:12:46 +0200, Rodlox <Rodlox@...> wrote:
>> would use 'et', it would be incorrect to use 'i' in >> Russian, like in sentences like: "Je pars. Et toi ?" >> (I'm going. What about you ?) ([And you ?]) >> >> Si it's a pity to lose all these nuances and to have >> to use periphrases to express them, IMO. > > you can probably guess my question. :) > > what's a periphrase?
The singular of "periphrases" is "periphrasis". It means that you paraphrase, or use a circumlocution: instead of putting it in words directly, you use a different construction. For example in English you can't use "can" with "going to", you have to use periphrasis and say "going to be able to". *Muke! -- website: LiveJournal: deviantArt: FrathWiki, a conlang and conculture wiki: