Where's where

Frans Plank Frans.Plank at UNI-KONSTANZ.DE
Thu Mar 24 17:35:11 UTC 2005

The analogous (South-East?) German mild protest is:

Aber wo-her
'but where-from'
(no question intonation;  her is not really a postposition, but a deictic
for movement from some source towards the speaker)


>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

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