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Re: negatives and double negatives

From:Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
Date:Monday, August 29, 2005, 21:56
On Aug 28, 2005, at 1:21 AM, william drewery wrote:
> i think it would be awesome to work in some cool negatives, like > french 'ne... guere' (hardly, barely) and 'ne... que' (only) into a > conlong. i'm sure it would be pretty easy to express 'almost' as a > negative, since it means x didn't happen anyway. can anyone else think > of some other ideas expressable as negative constructions, and/or > examples from natlangs? thanks, >                                                                         >             travis 
almost = "not quite" -Stephen (Steg) "brooklyn don't run / we run s---" ~ 'lighters up' by lil kim