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Re: Q's abuot trigger again

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Thursday, December 18, 2003, 22:27
En réponse à Javier BF :

>Minor error from my part: "lait" happens >to be masculine in French, so the above >should have been:
It's not the only mistake.
>"Je bois le lait (en la chambre)"
"*dans* la chambre". "En" isn't used to indicate position inside something (it's rarely used to indicate position at all!).
>"le lait" >"Le lait est bu (par me) (en la chambre)"
"par *moi*". "Me" is strictly unstressed, and as such cannot be the complement of a preposition (which puts it in a stressed position). You need to use the stressed pronouns in such a position (moi, toi, lui, etc...).
>"le lait" -> "le" >"Je bois le lait" -> "Je le bois" >"du lait" -> en >"Je bois du lait" -> "J'en bois"
This is perfectly correct :) . Christophe Grandsire. You need a straight mind to invent a twisted conlang.