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Re: CHAT: THEORY/CHAT: Talmy, Jackendoff and Matchboxes

From:Racsko Tamas <tracsko@...>
Date:Sunday, May 2, 2004, 13:45
On 1 May 2004 Jean-François Colson <fa597525@...> wrote:

> Vítame vás to the Slovaks > Üdvözlöm to the Hungarians
Merci beaucoup! However, in Hungarian in this case rather "Isten hozott" (plain style, like German "du", "ihr") or "Isten hozta" (polite form, like German "Sie") is used instead (lit. "God brought you [here]"). The latter is not only a greeting when somebody arrives but it's used when you _do_ wish the newcomer to stay for a long time as a close acquaintance. That is, when you don't think about the future farewell...