Re: OT: Latin subject-verb agreement
|From:||T. A. McLeay <conlang@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, December 13, 2007, 21:10|
>> "T. A. McLeay" <conlang@...> wrote:
>> They're special. I don't know all the details, but in English you say
>> things like "It's me", whereas decent languages with proper
>> nominative first person singular pronouns say "It's I", or "Me and
>> John went for a run" or "Jack beat John and I". Similar bugs can be
>> found in all the English pronouns ("Us English speakers don't use
>> pronouns properly all the time", "Latin speakers did case better
>> than we English speakers").
>> I don't know all the details,...
> I'm trying very hard not to sound rude, but IMO you don't know any of
> the details.
You'll forgive me if I sound rude but I am not interested in discussing
grammar with you. You have always seemed to take a very hard-line
prescriptivist approach which while fine as far as it goes would not
make for an interesting discussion on this list on the subject between