yes & no

Edith Moravcsik edith at UWM.EDU
Sat Apr 8 18:15:15 UTC 2006

In Hungarian, there are two ways to report somebody's affirming or negating 

1/ "He said yes-ACC.
   "He said no-ACC."

2/ "He said that yes-
   "He said that no-NOM."

Unlike English and like German, Hungarian does not routinely use sentential 
echoes (such as English "Yes, he did so.") although the construction is 
possible; e.g. "Yes, he acted in this way."

Best - Edith Moravcsik

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