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Re: tshirt

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 all around.
> >> 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 it! Padraic.
> > Irina > >-- > Varsinen an laynynay, saraz no arlet rastynay. > (myself) >