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

From:Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>
Date:Saturday, June 14, 2008, 8:59
On Sat, Jun 14, 2008 at 06:29, Scotto Hlad <scott.hlad@...> wrote:
> Can you name a few of the languages that do have the negative copula?
I'm thinking of Turkish "var/yok", but that's not really copula -- more like "hay/no hay" or "il y a/il n'y a pas" (i.e. "there is (t)here/there is not (t)here"). Also used for "have", e.g. "I have no friends" becomes "My friends are-not-there" while "Do you have a car?" becomes "Does your car be-there?". (Or something along those lines.) Cheers, -- Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>