Theiling Online    Sitemap    Conlang Mailing List HQ   

Re: Yes, and yes

From:Isaac Penzev <isaacp@...>
Date:Thursday, March 13, 2003, 14:12
K'tabbe Jan van Steenbergen:

> Hehe. Is this a case of anadewism? Because that is more or less what
happens in
> Russian: "da" normally means "yes", but also serve like an optative
marker, for
> example in "da zdravtsvujet". > I'm not sure what the relationship is between this "da" and the normal
> marker "pust'", though. Perhaps one of our Russian speaking friends could > enlighten me here.
I've never thought about it, but I'm afraid you are right. At least, quite few Slavic langs that express "yes" with particle |da|. Ukrainian et al. use |tak| "this way (adv.)" Yitzik ~~~~~~~~~~~~~