Author: Hendrik Boom Date: To: dng Subject: Re: [DNG] Historical note on double negation.
On Thu, Dec 24, 2020 at 04:19:43PM -0800, Rick Moen wrote: > Quoting Hendrik Boom (hendrik@???):
> > Another such an example is
> > John and me went swimming.
> > Here 'and' serves as a preposition.
> I'm not sure where the location is, where 'and' fails to be a conjunction
> when used between two nouns in that fashion, but I'm curious what colour
> the sky is, there.
I've been told that was the case in a long-gonne ancestor of modern English,
possible Old English or the language of Beowulf.
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