splitting words (was Re: BIOTERRORISM: Our heads in the sand...)

From: Amara Graps (amara@amara.com)
Date: Sun Oct 21 2001 - 04:38:05 MDT

From: Spike Jones <spike66@attglobal.net>, Sat, 20 Oct 2001 16:59:43

>ps Mike, thanks for the correct use of "a whole other story" in
> your previous post. So many otherwise grammatically perfect
> speakers will say "a whole nother story" which for some reason
> makes me crazy. A split infinitive is bad enough, but many
> split the word "another" to insert the word "whole." {8-[ s

The split verbs in German lang would drive you crazy then, Spike

hereinkommen == to come in

ich komme {blah blah} herein === I come in {blah blah}

and it's even more fun in imperfect past

ich habe {blah blah} hereingekommt === I have come in {blah blah}
Wie bist du hier hereingekommt? === How did you get in here?

wish for today:
Please someone rearrange the neurons in my head to accept
verbs both split at the end and in the middle of a sentence.

(d'ya think we could do this in our extropian future?)


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