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 whathappens in
> Russian: "da" normally means "yes", but also serve like an optativemarker, for
> example in "da zdravtsvujet".
> I'm not sure what the relationship is between this "da" and the normaloptative
> 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.)"