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Yiddish Reflexive (was: Re: Diglossia (was Re: Nur-ellen in the world of Brithenig) )

From:Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
Date:Wednesday, September 13, 2000, 23:03
On Wed, 13 Sep 2000 16:31:38 -0400 nicole perrin <nicole.eap@...>
> No, it's not reflexive. Although, I would say it differently than > Robert did -- Ich lerne seit zwei Jahren Deutsch (or in my case seit > drei Jahren) of course this could be completely wrong (I'm good in > French, not so hot in German) but what really surprises me is that > you > say above "Ix hob gelernt zix" using the German third person singular > reflexive pronoun in a first-person-singular-subject sentence, but I > don't know anything about Yiddish so this could be perfectly correct > and > an interesting development. Also, I take it from the above sentence > that Yiddish has different word order than German as well? > > Nicole
- What i learned is that _zix_ is *the* reflexive pronoun in Yiddish, used for all persons: ix lern zix du lernst zix er / zi / es lernt zix mir lernen zix ir lernt zix zei lernen zix -Stephen (Steg) "my soul has grown deep like the rivers." ~ langston hughes