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What up?

Postby andy » Fri Oct 14, 2011 11:29 am

Hey fellow Kunstbruders, we have a shiny new forum. Cool.

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Re: What up?

Postby Michael Chidester » Fri Oct 14, 2011 11:30 am

The plural of Kunstbruder is actually Kunstbrüder. :P
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Re: What up?

Postby andy » Fri Oct 14, 2011 11:41 am

Ah, your German trumps my Gernglish. I had pondered going the Norse plural, with Kunstbrorene, but that seemed to miss the mark. Steven tells us that he'll be taking German soon, to teach us correctly.

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Re: What up?

Postby Steven H » Tue Nov 15, 2011 3:32 pm

Michael Chidester wrote:The plural of Kunstbruder is actually Kunstbrüder. :P


That's one of the rules I'm still having trouble remembering correctly, pluralization; got it wrong on a paper last week.
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Re: What up?

Postby Andreas Engström » Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:07 am

andy wrote: I had pondered going the Norse plural, with Kunstbrorene, but that seemed to miss the mark.

It also makes no sense, I'm afraid.

Icelandic: bróðir -> bræður, definite form bróðirinn -> bræðurnir
Faeroese: bróðir -> brøður, definite form bróðirin -> brøðurnir

The above two languages still also use the accusative and dative forms, but I will leave them out of this :-)

Swedish: bror -> bröder, definite form brodern -> bröderna
Norwegian (and Danish): bror -> brødre, definite form broren -> brødrene

"brorene" just sounds.. weird.

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Re: What up?

Postby Meg Godbout » Tue Nov 22, 2011 10:52 pm

You all make my head hurt. And also curse English for having no proper second person plural pronoun. No vos or vosotros for us -- it's ya'll or the vague "you."

And don't even get me started on moods. Indicative, declarative, blargh.

(I'm in the midst of a difficult Latin final, if you were wondering. My Old Norse is really shaky, but at least I don't get tested on it. :lol: )
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Re: What up?

Postby Andreas Engström » Wed Nov 23, 2011 4:22 am

Meg Godbout wrote:You all make my head hurt. And also curse English for having no proper second person plural pronoun. No vos or vosotros for us -- it's ya'll or the vague "you."

And don't even get me started on moods. Indicative, declarative, blargh.

(I'm in the midst of a difficult Latin final, if you were wondering. My Old Norse is really shaky, but at least I don't get tested on it. :lol: )

You should try Finnish. Makes Latin or Old Norse seem like Esperanto in comparison.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finnish_grammar

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Re: What up?

Postby Steven H » Wed Nov 23, 2011 4:40 am

Meg Godbout wrote:You all make my head hurt. And also curse English for having no proper second person plural pronoun. No vos or vosotros for us -- it's ya'll or the vague "you."


No, we have "y'all" for the second person plural ;)

And I am from the South.
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Re: What up?

Postby Michael Chidester » Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:21 am

Not so fast! "Y'all" an also be used in the singular. The only proper second person plural is "all y'all". Anyone from the South should know that.

Personally, I wish English had a separate Subjunctive mood. It makes things so much clearer.
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Re: What up?

Postby Jake Norwood » Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:34 am

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