Query: Why the plural in Spanish "Buenas dias," etc.? (OT)
maberry at U.WASHINGTON.EDU
Mon Dec 16 17:33:33 UTC 2002
Turkish has or had when I first studied it:
iyi geceler (lit. good evenings)
iyi ak,samlar (lit. good nights)
iyi g"unler (good bye; lit. good days)
Why? I've got no idea.
maberry at u.washington.edu
On Sun, 15 Dec 2002, Gerald Cohen wrote:
> This is off topic, but perhaps someone on the list knows the
> answer: Why does Spanish use the plural for Buenas dias (Good day),
> Buenas tardes (Good afternoon) and Buenas noches (Good night)? I
> know of no other language that does this.
> Any help would be much appreciated.
> Gerald Cohen
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