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2016-05-20 20:10 GMT-03:00 Padraic Brown <
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> Leonardo Castro <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> >> That page makes it look like an extreme relex of English.
> >
> > It's not a big coincidence that Va Eheniv have all contractions that
> > English has. That just mean that Va Eheniv can contract any pronoun with
> > any verb.
>
> Well, with any verb English can contract! Not all verbs are contractable in
> English.


Yes. I don't know why I wrote "any verb". I had only the verb "to be" and a
few modal verbs in mind.


> What's the contraction of "I walked" or "she sang"? Even in sloppy
>
speech, we don't approach anywheres close to contracture.
>
> > But I would expect Va Eheniv to have other contractions not shown there,
> > for example, contracting "you shouldt" as "you'ldt"
>
> "You'(l)d" is already a valid contraction for "you should".
>
> > and "you should not" as "you'ldt'nt" (or the equivalent contraction in
> Va Eheniv).
>
> "You'dn't" is already a valid contraction in English. As is "you'dn't've".
> You have
> to work pretty hard indeed to beat English at her own game!
>