[lit-ideas] Re: Il Y A Personne

  • From: "Walter C. Okshevsky" <wokshevs@xxxxxx>
  • To: palma <palma@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 12 Jun 2009 19:15:58 -0230

Strange ... Two negatives in Russian is still a negative. "Ya nykovo nye vizshu"
(I don't see nobody.) Are Russians logically confused?

Valodsya Mihailovitch Gavrilov

P.S. Note that two affirmatives may mean a negative:

Speaker: I did not have sexual relations with that woman.
Auditor: Yeah, yeah. (Tonal inflection not supplied.)


Quoting palma <palma@xxxxxxxx>:

> ouais, ouais, ouais....
> mais NON il va falloir dir  OUI!!
> 
> 
> mais.. si, si, si..
> 
> 
> On Thu, 11 Jun 2009, HOFFIUSB@xxxxxxx 
> wrote:
> 
> > Teacher of french coming out of retirement... there is no such thing as
> "il
> > y a personne". The correct form is "il n'y a personne"
> > Ne......personne,  ne........rien and etc, are negative expressions. You 
> may not hear the
> > "ne" but it is there.
> > Salut
> > BH
> > Il y a quelq'un a la porte?    Non, Il n'y a personne.
> >                                         Oui, c'est moi.
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> > i)
> >
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