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Offline wm.annis

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subject pronoun pro-drop
« on: February 20, 2010, 06:06:10 pm »
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BTW, subject pronoun pro-drop is good Na'vi style. The rule I've been assuming is that once you establish the identity of the subject, you can drop subsequent subject pronouns until the subject changes, at which point you cycle back to Start. People seem to be doing that fairly aggressively in English, in IMs and texting if not in actual spoken conversation. ("Saw you online and wanted to say hi. Hope everything is fine. Will try to call this week. BTW, Carol finally got in touch with me. Said she's been very busy. Didn't go to India after all. Went to Vegas instead. I can't figure her out. Guess she decided on gambling rather than the guru.")
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Re: subject pronoun pro-drop
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2010, 06:15:31 pm »
This will make translations go faster and make them shorter at the least.
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Re: subject pronoun pro-drop
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2010, 08:34:15 pm »
Make them more fun, too. :)

 

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