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Re: English Construct State/Future Arabic

From:John Cowan <cowan@...>
Date:Tuesday, February 19, 2002, 0:10
kam@CARROT.CLARA.NET scripsit:

> Hmm, like /glas @ bI:/ , /paInt@ mILk/, there used to be adverts in the UK > urging us to "drink your daily pinta", "order an extra pinta" and so on, > but I think this was largely the invention of the Milk Marketing Board, > not a genuine colloquial expression.
Surely a calque of "cuppa" < "cup of [tea]". -- John Cowan To say that Bilbo's breath was taken away is no description at all. There are no words left to express his staggerment, since Men changed the language that they learned of elves in the days when all the world was wonderful. --_The Hobbit_