Re: OT: Latin subject-verb agreement
|From:||Jeff Rollin <jeff.rollin@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, December 13, 2007, 13:38|
In the last episode, (On Thursday 13 December 2007 13:23:42), Mark J. Reed
> "Ungrammatical" according to English textbooks, sure,
No, ungrammatical according to me. Not that I'm setting myself up as any
authority, but though I've since reread the post I was replying to, initially
I missed the "my" in "my English has fixed this".
> but we're
> talking about real live English as she be spoke. "I, who are" sounds
> weird to me, but I can see where it would work, along the same lines
> as "Aren't I?'
I suspect that "aren't" is only "aren't" here because phonotactically, you
can't say "amn't?" "I, who are" doesn't have that problem.