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Re: OT: Latin subject-verb agreement

From:Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>
Date:Thursday, December 13, 2007, 17:01
On Dec 13, 2007 6:00 PM, Philip Newton <philip.newton@...> wrote:
> On Dec 13, 2007 3:55 PM, Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...> wrote: > > Do Germans say »Es ist mich«? > > No, they say «Ich bin's». Which is theoretically short for «Ich bin > es». but the full form sounds wrong to me.
That's for "It's me", e.g. in response to a request to identify yourself. There's also «Das bin ich» for "That's me", e.g. in request to identify a person on a picture -- that has "ich" after the verb rather than in front. Cheers, -- Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>