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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."

-----Original Message-----
From: Constructed Languages List [] 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.