OT: implied pronouns, was: sorta OT: cases: please help...
|From:||Anton Sherwood <bronto@...>|
|Date:||Friday, December 7, 2001, 7:18|
> Blew *my* mind. In high school Latin and Spanish, we had it
> inculcated that the reason you didn't need pronouns was because
> it was "in the verb". Then along came Chinese and Japanese (and
> Korean, too, though I hadn't studied it then), which dropped pronouns
> at the drop of a hat. Different pragmatics, different Weltanschauung.
We do it some in English too. "Went to the movies last night;
saw `Iron Monkey'." "Enjoy it?" "Loved it."
Anton Sherwood -- http://www.ogre.nu/