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Re: Modal adverbs!

From:Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>
Date:Sunday, February 11, 2001, 11:26
> > PS The word _zent_ is also a verb "want". But it can only be used > > in > > sentenses like _Seno zentek daives_ "He wanted a house", not in > > sentenses > > like "He wanted to go" - that's _Seno dhékek zent_, not **_Seno > > zentek > > dhéken_ (_dhéken_ being the infinitive of _dhék_). > >Does "Seno zentek dheken" mean "I wish I had gone"? -- Tommie
No. First _seno_ means "he", not "I"! But what's more important is that _zent_ in idiomatic Tairezazh can't take an infinitive as object (btw, an infinitive as object should have the accusative ending _-s_, which I accidentally missed to add in my example). "I wish that I had gone" would have to be rendered as _Ta zent shu ta dhékek_, lit "I wish that I went". Andreas _________________________________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free E-mail from MSN Hotmail at