Re: conlang names
|From:||Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, December 11, 2004, 19:52|
Andreas Johansson wrote:
> Quoting Shaul Vardi <vardi@...>:
>> which is not related to Ei, another
>>>language spoken in Scandinavia.
> "No" is _ei_ in Finnish? That's a bit close to Swedish _ej_ "not" for comfort
More exactly _ei_ is the third person singular of the negative
verb ("is not"). If my SO asks me _haluatko kahvia_ and I don't
want coffe I answer with the first person singular _en_ ("I'm not").
This said many Finns overuse _ej_ compared to _inte_ when speaking
Benct Philip Jonsson -- melroch at melroch dot se
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