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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 > stengthened > > 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 > like > 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!_. Andreas