Re: shifting usage of "want"
|From:||Scotto Hlad <scott.hlad@...>|
|Date:||Friday, April 18, 2008, 23:12|
In the case of the first sentence, it would feel right if the subordinate
clause was at the beginning
"Though not thirsty, I went with him to the fountain."
From: Constructed Languages List [mailto:CONLANG@listserv.brown.edu] On
Behalf Of Mark J. Reed
Sent: Thursday, April 17, 2008 10:19 AM
Subject: Re: shifting usage of "want"
Although the meaning is different, it seems analogous to the way "though" is
used in English.
That is, both of these are equally correct sentences:
I went with him to the fountain, though not thirsty.
I went with him to the fountain, though I wasn't thirsty.
As far as I know, it's considered a conjunction in both instances.