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Je 10.40 atm 2007.02.15, James CHANDLER skribis
>Don skripted:
>
> >I have never encountered anyone, in almost fifty
>years of speaking a language that uses "mi" as a
> >subject, who expressed this misconception. You are, I
>suppose, thinking of "me Tarzan, you Jane"; but >most
>people have no problem understanding that different
>languages have different rules.
>
>I'm sure this depends a lot on the part of the world
>you are in.  I remember that one of the first people
>who saw me using Ido (a colleague at uni) had exactly
>this reaction (the "me Tarzan", pidgin English
>reaction - I think he also scoffed at mea = my/mine).
>I worry that we drive more discerning, educated people
>away from the idea by using object forms as subjects.
>

Based on you recollection, I suspect that you and I have a slightly 
different definition of "discerning, educated people".



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