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Re: What if "and" was a verb?

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  • Puey McCleary
    The line: Tio estas malas dentpaston por sharkoj. Should read: Tio (Help! Help! I m being eaten by a shark, and this annoying linguist won t stop asking me
    Message 1 of 12 , Aug 24, 2013
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      The line:

      Tio estas malas dentpaston por sharkoj.

      Should read:

      Tio (Help! Help! I'm being eaten by a shark, and this annoying linguist
      won't stop asking me questions!) malas dentpaston por sharkoj.

      It is of course possible that the line was supposed to read:

      Tio chi malas dentpaston por sharkoj.

      But that's a lot less fun.


      On Sat, Aug 24, 2013 at 11:56 AM, BPJ <bpj@...> wrote:

      > 2013-08-24 16:45, Puey McCleary skrev:
      >
      >> Tio estas malas dentpaston por sharkoj.
      >> "This is the opposite of toothpaste for sharks."
      >>
      >
      > What's the _estas_ doing there? It seems redundant on your
      > scheme! BTW your scheme isn't that far fetched since it seems to
      > me that any root can be used as any open word class in Esperanto,
      > if properly suffixed. True _jesi_ and _nei_ are taken, but they
      > can be seen as abbreviations of _jesdiri_ and _nediri_, so that
      > _jesesti_ and _neesti_ would be entirely possible, no? ;-)
      >
      > /bpj
      >
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