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Re: Recent upheavals in Sturnan

From:John Cowan <cowan@...>
Date:Monday, March 31, 2003, 10:57
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 ..." -- John Cowan To say that Bilbo's breath was taken away is no description at all. There are no words left to express his staggerment, since Men changed the language that they learned of elves in the days when all the world was wonderful. --_The Hobbit_


Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>