Where's where

Graham Thurgood gthurgood at CSUCHICO.EDU
Thu Mar 24 16:28:03 UTC 2005


    In Polish, having just checked with a native speaker, she would say:

Alez (with dot over it) skaNd (N=Nasalized)?
But from where

    So, in short, you can do this in Polish,


P.S.: I am not sure that I know how to get this onto the system.

Zygmunt Frajzyngier wrote:

> Ann is right.
> There are a number of ways of denying through the use of the interrogatives,
> e.g. Ale-z skad (lit. but from where)
> ale gdzie tam (but where)
> Other interrogatives are used for the denial of other presuppositions.
> Zygmunt.
> On Mar 24, 2005, at 6:35 AM, Ann Lindvall wrote:
>      I could not read all the contributions to this question, so maybe this
>      has already been mentioned:
>      Polish natives, please verify or correct me:
>      If somebody gets a compliment in Polish and wants to protest mildly,
>      he/she says flattered: Skad?
>      Literally: From where? (Understood: ... did you get your justification
>      for your compliment?)
>      Could this be some kind of what you are asking for?
>      Ann Lindvall
> Zygmunt Frajzyngier
> Dept. of Linguistics
> Box 295
> University of Colorado
> Boulder CO 80309
> Phone: 303-492-6959
> Fax: 303-492-4416


Graham Thurgood
English 0830
California State University, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0830

gthurgood at csuchico.edu

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