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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. Jeff.


Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
Eric Christopherson <rakko@...>