Re: English V2
|From:||Adam Walker <carrajena@...>|
|Date:||Friday, March 28, 2003, 14:01|
Joe <joe@...> wrote:
----- Original Message -----
From: "Elliott Lash"
Sent: Thursday, March 27, 2003 7:33 PM
Subject: Re: English V2
> And not only is it used with 'wh-questions' and 'not
> only' as well as just the negative 'not' but it also
> happens with negative words like 'seldom' and 'rarely'
> I have seen...
> Seldom have I seen...
> He was...
> Rarely was he....
Both of those have a more literary flavour, I would just say 'I have seldom
seen', and 'he was rarely' in normal speech. It's still V2, though.
And in really poetic usage "ever" with the meaning "always, forever" can do the same thing . . .
Ever will I (sing)
and soon. . .
Soon will I (X)
Of course poetry will allow almost anyhting :)