Re: All in favor (was: Re: Names of countries and national languages)
|From:||John Vertical <johnvertical@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, September 30, 2007, 15:10|
>I was having dinner at someone else's place when I heard the hostess
>ask her daugher a negative question along the lines of: "You haven't
>She replied: "Yes. No."
These things are such greit fun. :D In colloquial Finnish you even get a
further degree of confusion due to _kyllä_ "yes" being used for basically
"quite" in some situations. _Juu_ or _joo_ takes over the affirmativ
function. So we have _juu ei kyllä_ - literally "yeah not yes" - for both
self-standing "yes, that is not quite the case", and appended "yes, it is
not quite that ..."