Re: [folkspraak] Folkspraak needs passive voice
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From: Xipirho <xipirho@...>
Date: Wed, 2 Jul 2003 18:53:25 +0100
Subject: Re: [folkspraak] Folkspraak needs passive voice
> well using "x" for all negatives is very compact and useful and the
> only disadvantage is learning it! does scandinavian have a way to say
> it with two words (i.e."was bitten") as well as the passive voice?
yes they do.
ex ( danish)
jeg bides = i am being bitten
jeg bliver bidt = i am being bitten
As you see much shorter much smarter, and in contrast to the x it is actually a germanic feature
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- Op maandag 14 juli 2003 21:49, schreef Xipirho:
> On Monday, Jul 14, 2003, at 15:44 Europe/London, Daan Goedkoop wrote:Swedish uses -e- for this, which would then make reknemaskin. So then, which
> >> yea - so they made the spelling WORSE!? why did anyone follow their
> >> decree?
> > Yes. It was official. The government had to use it by law, as did the
> > schools.
> > The dictionaries also adopted the new spelling, because they did not
> > want to
> > be "wrong", and then the "normal man" did so either.
> Ah, OK, so who put about the rumour?
> >> so do you still have fotokopie and copie?
> > No, the latter has changed to kopie.
> wonderful! now that's a bonus at least.
> >>> I would say:
> >>> calculator -> reknmaskin or taskenrekner
> >>> computer -> computer or rekner
> >>> handheld -> handcomputer or handrekner
> >> sounds good. i think we shoudl slot and "e" in "rekn" tho, thus
> >> "rekenmaskiin" or something.
> > Yes. English reckon and Dutch reken both have a schwa between the k
> > and the n.
> > German and Scandinavian don't, however.
> yea - i was just thinking that we ought to have one-vowel-per-sylabel
> tho. maybe this isnty the case. also, to say the verb in the present it
> would be "rekn" if we didnt put a vowel in, which would be a bit odd.
do you like better, rekenmaskin or reknemaskin?
Btw. I have put some sample sentences of my dialect in a language guesser, one
made Swedish of it, one German and one Dutch, and with the one who thought
about German also listed how it thought about the others, and it found mostly
German/Dutch/English, to some lesser extent Swedish and much less other
languages like Spanish and such.