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CHAT hundi (was: Some more Madzhi grammar)

From:Raymond Brown <ray.brown@...>
Date:Wednesday, March 20, 2002, 18:05
At 5:47 pm -0500 18/3/02, John Cowan wrote:
>Raymond Brown scripsit: > >> Presumably, in fact, just like the Esperanto 'hundi'. > >I am no Esperantist, but I seem to remember that "hundi" means to >merely behave like a dog, rather than to be a dog.
Oh - you may be right. I'm sort of remembering from my Auxlang days. I know the Esperants vehemently (How else?) maintained that all the 'grammatical affixes' can be affixed to all stems. There was discussion about 'hundi' with, of course, anti-Esperantists maintaining (with equal vehemence) that such a form was nonsense & showed how 'flawed' E-o was. I'm not sure all the Esperantists did agree exactly what 'hundi' meant; but certainly they weren't going elaborate on any disagreement in that forum. I thought the consensus among the Esperantists was "to be a dog", but I might well have been mistaken. Ray. ========================================= A mind which thinks at its own expense will always interfere with language. [J.G. Hamann 1760] =========================================


Clint Jackson Baker <litrex1@...>
John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Raymond Brown <ray.brown@...>