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Re: OT: Latin subject-verb agreement

From:T. A. McLeay <conlang@...>
Date:Thursday, December 13, 2007, 21:10
caeruleancentaur wrote:
>> "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 us two. -- Tristan.