A calque?

Chris Waigl chris at LASCRIBE.NET
Tue May 4 09:06:50 UTC 2010

On 30 Apr 2010, at 04:43, Wilson Gray wrote:

> _Danke im voraus_ < "Thanks in advance"?

Which direction do you think this is being calqued?

I'm a bit dubious. "Im voraus" (new spelling: Voraus, I think) maps to "in advance" in several contexts, not just when thanking. Also, "voraus" is an adverb that has many other uses, whereas "advance" is a noun.


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