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
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.
Varsinen an laynynay, saraz no arlet rastynay.