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Re: How to do "But/However"

From:Harold Ensle <heensle@...>
Date:Monday, March 20, 2006, 5:19
On Sun, 19 Mar 2006 16:00:37 +0200, John Vertical
<johnvertical@...> wrote:

>I think I see what you mean. However, using "vaan" to join affirmative >clauses still sounds wrong to me; I don't think it's standard Finnish, or >part of any major dialect either, which is why I wrote it's only used in >"not A but B". > >John Vertical >=========================================================================
I think you are right here. For some reason I had the impression (many years ago) that it could be used after an affirmative clause, but looking into it again, I can't find an example of it. I am a bit irritated with the grammar where I had gotten this, because it wasn't very clear on this point. H. Ensle