Re: Recent upheavals in Sturnan
|From:||Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, April 1, 2003, 6:33|
Quoting John Cowan <cowan@...>:
> Andreas Johansson scripsit:
> > Tairezazh and Steienzh also use the future tense as a kind of
> > imperative.
> > The 'idea', so to speak, is that the imperative implies asking someone
> to do
> > something, whereas the future implies that the addressed part will do
> as told
> > regardless of his/her own views on the matter; it's inevitable.
> This is also true of English; military orders are worded something
> this: "At 1800 hours, you will report to Camp Beta ..."
But a Anglophone officer will still shout "Fire!" to his troops, not "Will
fire!", which is the literal meaning of Tairezazh _Taurest!_.