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To: "Duane Nickull" <dnickull@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: "[ontolog-forum]" <ontolog-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
From: "Deborah MacPherson" <debmacp@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2007 13:07:46 -0500
Message-id: <48f213f30702201007v281a5fddpb5d6e8fa94eb2996@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
But doesnt that mean there is a Japanese way, a German way, an English
way all to accomplish the same task of reading in the right order?    (01)

Debbie    (02)

On 2/20/07, Duane Nickull <dnickull@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> >> You read a sentence from the first word to the
> >> last word, not picking and choosing your
> >> favorites.
> This statement may be true in English, but not in japanese,
> Osterreich-Deutsche, high German or Finnish.  Japanese places the context
> modifier in the first position of every sentence then the speaker/writer
> declares aspects of it in descending order of relevance until the final
> syllable at the end determines whether the sentence was a statement,
> question, insult, observation etc.
> This is overly simplistic as there are multiple societal variations of every
> sentence and even implied contexts for certain phrases.  For example:
> No-mini Ikima san-ka? (spelling is probably off - pronounce "no-mini
> Ee-chema sanka") means "would like to go see/do".  If you place the modifier
> "Gorufu" or "cohee" in front, it means you either want to go and play golf
> or drink coffee.  If you leave the sentence blank, it implies that you want
> to go drink alcohol with the person and are even inviting them (on your tab)
> to go consume with you.
> Germans have a tendency to place the verb at the end of a sentence although
> there are so many exceptions to this slipshod, systemless language that
> unless you are born and raised German you will never master the finer
> nuances of the art of Deutsche Spreche.  Ich kann ganz gute Deutsche spreche
> (verb = Spreche).
> Duane
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