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".
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