Coworkers with/colleagues with (was: Re: A logical extension, I reckon)

Cohen, Gerald Leonard gcohen at MST.EDU
Thu Aug 15 14:32:22 UTC 2013

Looks like a blend: "My" ["we"] + "Ja s nim" ["I with him"].

Gerald Cohen

\ W Brewer, August 14, 2013 9:42 PM, wrote:

{I am friends with Dzhokhar.} = 'Dzhokhar & I are friends.'
When you figure this one out, explain to me the Russian construction:
{My c njim} lit. 'we with him' = 'he & I'.

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