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Re: "to be" or "not to be"

From:Eugene Oh <un.doing@...>
Date:Saturday, June 14, 2008, 4:13
On Sat, Jun 14, 2008 at 9:59 AM, David J. Peterson <dedalvs@...>

> > > Ma tan kala. > /I COP beautiful/ > "I am beautiful." > > Ma lor kala. > /I NEG.COP beautiful/ > "I am not beautiful." >
What language is that, David? I'd like to know. (: In other news, Korean has a verb, "opsda" (pronounced opta) in the infinitive, that means "to not have, to not exist". Chingu ga isseoyo. Friend SUBJ have.POLITE "I have friends." / "My friend is there." Chingu ga opseoyo. Friend SUBJ don't-have.POLITE "I don't have friends." Saram eun opseoyo. People TOPIC don't-have.POLITE "There are no people (around here)." Eugene