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CHAT: "nur" [was Re: CHAT: Hrushevs'kyj]

From:Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...>
Date:Monday, August 26, 2002, 18:37
Quoting "Isaac A. Penzev" <isaacp@...>:

> > Does the above make me a Ukrainian nationalist? I don't think so, > > especially since I'm not even a Ukrainian. > > Neither am I (in BOTH cases): mi ne estas "ukraino", mi estas nur > "ukrainiano", as it may be said in Esperanto.
Your comment in Esperanto reminds me of a distinction made in German that English does not make, namely, that a sentence like "Ich bin nur Student" implies a kind of self-deprecation generally absent from the English "I'm only an undergrad [right now, but I'll going to graduate school soon]". Does Esperanto have this kind of distinction, and what about other languages? ========================================================================= Thomas Wier Dept. of Linguistics "Nihil magis praestandum est quam ne pecorum ritu University of Chicago sequamur antecedentium gregem, pergentes non qua 1010 E. 59th Street eundum est, sed qua itur." -- Seneca Chicago, IL 60637


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