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Re: How do you express the concept of 'used to'?

I guess, maybe, you could also say 'me ia jua en la banda, ante multe anios'?
xShadowSoulx
Jun 22, 2013
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3599

Re: How do you express the concept of 'used to'?

"used to" has two meanings. the one you are referring to in your example is, in lfn, normally expressed by the simple past tense: "me ia jua en la banda". to
George Boeree
Jun 22, 2013
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3598

How do you express the concept of 'used to'?

I was wondering how you would translate this odd tense in English. Such as the sentence: I used to play in the band. French and Spanish seem to express this
xShadowSoulx
Jun 22, 2013
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3597

Re: el

Mandarin has lots (LOTS) of love songs, and one third person pronoun: ta Khmer pronouns show relative age and degree of intimacy, but not gender(usually)
David Jennings
Mar 27, 2013
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3596

Re: el

Si algun es intereseda, on pote vide discutes pasada de esta cosa a http://lfn.wikia.com/wiki/Forum:Pronomes_sesal Ance, ave un poesia par Guido cual usa
George Boeree
Mar 21, 2013
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3595

Re: el

... Once again, ask speakers of languages such as Finnish which do not have sex-specific third person pronouns how they get along, just as we do in the plural
Paul Bartlett
Mar 21, 2013
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3594

Re: el

Personally, I like hi, xi and el. Mark
Mark Hovila
Mar 20, 2013
#3594
 
3593

Re: el

Yes, I suppose that as listeners it gives us more room for interpretation. But why remove those colors from the palette of the artist, the songwriter? Does a
Mark Hovila
Mar 20, 2013
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3592

Re: el

Actually, a neutral pronoun would make the songs meaningful to either sex: "And I love mmm", "Mmm loves you, yeah, yeah, yeah!" :o) ... George Boeree
George Boeree
Mar 20, 2013
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3591

Re: el

David, Maybe it doesn't matter that much. But I was just thinking of all the songs in English which use she, her, him and he. And I Love Her by the Beatles,
Mark Hovila
Mar 20, 2013
#3591
 
3590

Re: el

I lived in Buffalo for a year in the mid-'70s and I remember hearing people occasionally say "youse." But, like "y'all" in the South, it seems to be thought of
Mark Hovila
Mar 20, 2013
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Re: el

George, OK, I understand, and you make good points. It never occurred to me that the words "he" and "she" were sexist in any way, any more than "man" or
Mark Hovila
Mar 20, 2013
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3588

Re: el

Paul, But English does have a plural of "you." Y'all, youse, you-uns. :) Mark
Mark Hovila
Mar 19, 2013
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3587

Re: el

Here's a lengthy answer: We decided from the beginning that, in today's world, the pronoun distinction between males and females encouraged a sexist view and
George Boeree
Mar 19, 2013
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3586

Re: el

You could ask the same question in English. There were two brothers, Bill and Will, playing a game. He beat him. How do you know which brother won? Jens
Jens Wilkinson
Mar 19, 2013
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