Re: Relative clauses in Ikanirae Seru
|From:||Isaac Penzev <isaacp@...>|
|Date:||Monday, April 28, 2003, 7:28|
Roger Mills ikrí:
> Yitzik wrote:
> > Jake X ikrí:
> > > Yitzig hat geschrieben: (snip)
> > >
> > Jake, it was not me! The quotation in German comes from our respected
> > Roger Mills. Pls, be more attentive when you quote. IIRC it's not the
> > time.
> Quite so, and I should have spoken up sooner. I suspect Yitzik is quite
> capable of writing very proper German, as I am not. In class, 35 or so
> years ago, I could, but aside from that, I now have only a (fading) reading
> knowledge (preferably linguistic material) and tend to gloss over little
> details like cases and verb position. If necessary, I can parse a sentence,
> but usually a rough estimate from context is good enough.
Ah, that's a kind of exaggeration about me. I know very little German in spite
of my numerous attempts to learn it. So in this discussion I had to consult with
my dear wife Elena who lived and worked in Germany for a while, and is a
professional philologist too, with German as her FL1.