Been sick the last few days, so have been in bed instead of on here. Lives outside of Unilang indeed! Anyway, I'm back now.
Llawygath wrote:Whyever you need two of them is beyond me, but at least there are rules for it.
That's really the wrong way to frame to
the matter. Why does English "need" both ever
when French gets by just with jamais
? Obviously it's not a question of "need"--no language "needs" to be more complicated than Toki Pona
in order to satisfy basic communicative functions. But they are
more complicated; that's just the way they evolved. And because they evolved largely independent of one another their complications are different.
I spent a while thinking about this, and I came to the ultimate conclusion that you're absolutely right here. What I thought at first was that "ever" and "never" meant different things and byth
didn't, but then I realized that that conclusion was invalid -- from the point of view of a (native) French speaker, "ever" / "never" wouldn't really mean anything different from each other either, which come to think of it, they don't really.
linguoboy wrote: Llawygath wrote:
linguoboy wrote:I'm glad to see that you've started Catchphrase. Beth yw dy farn di amdano hyd yn hyn?
<what is your opinion you for length in this?>
Parser failed. Dydw i ddim yn deall. Beth wyt ti'n ceisio dweud?
Priod-ddull [idiom] yw "hyd yn hyn". Mae hyn yn golygu "so far" neu "up til now".
Dw i'n hoffi Catchphrase hyd yn hyn. Fy nheulu fi hefyd.
Ond dydw i ddim yn hoffi coffi!
(A lot more I want to say, but I can't figure out how to say it in Welsh.)
linguoboy wrote:Remember, the various dictionaries will allow you to search for phrases rather than looking up each word individually. Don't shy away from making use of that.
That's true, but I didn't recognize that there was an idiom there. I guess I'll try harder next time.
There are a couple of problematic thingies back at Omniglot that I'd like to clear up. Here you go:
Chysgiff y gath ddim ar wely nad ydy e ddim yn gynnes!
Mae'r tatws sydd mewn vichyssoise wedi stwnsio, ydy?