|From:||Padraic Brown <pbrown@...>|
|Date:||Friday, November 17, 2000, 3:09|
On Thu, 16 Nov 2000, Irina Rempt wrote:
>On Wed, 15 Nov 2000, B Elliott Walker wrote:
>> this T-shirt that is recieveing so much press lately... is there a
>> picture of the finished product anywhere?
>No, because there's no finished product yet. Ask Nicole Perrin
><nicole.eap@...>; she's the person who makes it. People have
>sent in the phrase "Fight language extinction, invent a language" in
>their respective languages, and that's what on it.
>> this idea sounds tres-kuhl, but before i start throwing money
>> around i'd to know what was on it and what it looked like.
>You've got your tenses wrong :-)
Looks like right mood and tenses to me! Past subjunctive with unreal
conditions. At least that's how _I'd_ interpret the above; and it's
how I'd say it as well.
>It's "will be" (or perhaps "is" by this time). I don't know what it
>looks like; I haven't seen it. I imagine that it's a black T-shirt
>with white letters on it, or if you prefer a white T-shirt with black
>letters on it.
Using the future indicative indicates that the T-shirt is a definite
thing. What if the T-shirt factory blew up? What if they came out so
bad we couldn't wear them?
Once it exists, I'd say "Before I start throwing money around, I'd
like to know what is on it and what it looks like." Indicatives
>> this has prob been discussed to death already... my apologies.
>No, we've just been discussing the usual things, like what phrase
>should be on it and whether to include auxlangs.
In any event, you're more than welcome to order one from Nicole,
Elliott; even if you weren't around to put your language(s) on