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Re: Not going to the store, was: going without "without"

From:Irina Rempt-Drijfhout <ira@...>
Date:Wednesday, August 18, 1999, 11:01
On Wed, 18 Aug 1999, Irina Rempt-Drijfhout wrote:

... and again following up on my own post ...

> Only the subject negated: > > ? Anini nalea dinyes le denayn > 1p-S none-A shop-ill-s RFL put-1p-PRS > "None of us are going to the store" > > I'm not sure whether this is grammatical; probably not. It would mean > that there's a specific nobody who is going.
The grammatical way (that makes sense) to negate the subject is, of course: Ni anini alea dinyes (na) le denayn NEG 1p-S all-A shop-ill-s NEG RFL put-1p-PRS "Not all of us are going to the store" with optional _na_ for the verb. This means that some of us are going, and others aren't. Irina Varsinen an laynynay, saraz no arlet rastynay. (myself) (English) (Nederlands)