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Re: Mientres vs Mientras ??

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Monday, October 22, 2001, 8:09
En réponse à SuomenkieliMaa <suomenkieli@...>:

> > Hi Christophe, long time no hear.
Not really :) . I'm still around, even though I'm not participating much :) .
> Could you have heard m(i)entre in N.E. Spain, where > Catalan and a plethora of other dialects/languages are > used?
Maybe, but I think it was Castillan poetry. Of course, since I sold my Spanish teaching books, I cannot check. I somehow doubt that m(i)entre was from
> Spanish, but rather another Romantic tongue...
Or maybe it was just poetic licence.
> Anyhow, if anyone looks through the "Rimas" by the > famous Spaniard poet Gustavo Becquer, I think you may > find mientres instead of mientras.... >
Maybe it was that, but I don't remember seeing a 's'. Christophe. Take your life as a movie: don\'t let anybody else play the leading role.