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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. >> >>Finnish > > > "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 Swedish. -- /BP 8^)> -- Benct Philip Jonsson -- melroch at melroch dot se Solitudinem faciunt pacem appellant! (Tacitus)