[Spellyans] "become" with nouns
ray at spyrys.org
Tue Nov 4 15:43:24 GMT 2008
On 4 Du 2008, at 12:21, nicholas williams wrote:
> Look incidentally at these two lines:
> ziso y fue servont lel ‘to thee he was (preterite) a loyal servant’
> BM 4339 [Michael to Christ in heaven]
> eff o lel servont ihesu ‘he was (imperfect) a loyal servant of
> Jesus’ BM 4379 [the bishop of Cornouaille].
> What is the contrast there?
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I was thinking along these same lines, perhaps clarity in the
meaning 'became' is achieved by use of a preterite where one would not
normally expect one.
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