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Re: [Czechlist] Line of poetry

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  • Martin Janda
    Hi Jamie, Looks like the wannabe poet has not even mastered his or her mother tongue. The correct wording would be, danym mu do vinku . hth Martin ... From:
    Message 1 of 5 , Dec 2, 2004
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      Hi Jamie,

      Looks like the wannabe poet has not even mastered his or her mother tongue.
      The correct wording would be, 'danym mu do vinku'.

      hth
      Martin


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      From: "James Kirchner" <jpklists@...>
      To: <Czechlist@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Friday, December 03, 2004 4:34 AM
      Subject: [Czechlist] Line of poetry


      >
      > Hey, folks!
      >
      > Get our your quill pens and put on a floppy hat, like that poet they
      > used to have in the video before the brewery tours in Plzen. I'm
      > having trouble parsing a line of poetry:
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      > Dospivat k cilum danych mu do vinku?
      >
      > Leave it to the old Poldauf dictionary to tell me that one of the words
      > is equivalent to another word that's not in the dictionary (I found the
      > word online). Anyway, the poem is musing over what the new year might
      > bring. The "mu" in the line refers to the new year, but I can't figure
      > out where the suffix on "danych" comes from. There doesn't seem to be
      > anything on any preceding line in the genitive or locative that it
      > could apply to. Any ideas?
      >
      > Thanks for any suggestions.
      >
      > Jamie
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    • James Kirchner
      ... Thank you! I thought something was wrong! Jamie [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      Message 2 of 5 , Dec 3, 2004
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        On Friday, December 3, 2004, at 02:55 AM, Martin Janda wrote:

        > Looks like the wannabe poet has not even mastered his or her mother
        > tongue.
        > The correct wording would be, 'danym mu do vinku'.

        Thank you! I thought something was wrong!

        Jamie


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