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CONLANG  June 2004, Week 3

CONLANG June 2004, Week 3

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Re: Subordinate Clauses

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John Cowan <[log in to unmask]>

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Constructed Languages List <[log in to unmask]>

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Mon, 21 Jun 2004 09:48:30 -0400

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Carsten Becker scripsit:

> "Der Hund mit dem Mann" still does not make sense, even with the context
> given. It must be "des Mannes". That's the only right possiblity. In
> English you wouldn't say "the dog with the man was green" either, "the
> dog who was with the man was green" would be a valid possibility of
> course.

I don't have any problem with "The dog with the man was green"; it has
to be about the dog, and it sounds perfectly idiomatic.  OTOH, maybe
I've been thinking about green men and dogs for too long.

--
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