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CONLANG  March 2001, Week 1

CONLANG March 2001, Week 1

Subject:

Re: WHAT DOES THIS MEAN!!

From:

J Matthew Pearson <[log in to unmask]>

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Constructed Languages List <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Mon, 5 Mar 2001 10:15:09 -0800

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Henrik Theiling wrote:

> I forgot to read the posting completely before answering...
>
> > I can't tell from context whether the writer means he wants to
> > shoot a bullet through his own head, or his beloved's head.
>
> He wants to shoot it through his beloved's head (`ihr' = dative of
> `sie' (she), meant benefactive (or malefactive...) here).  (I suppose