Basque 18 & 19: verbal particles and reflexives
Terms in this set (...)
in yes/no questions:
will he come? (come yes/no is?)
etorriko al da?
in tentative questions, like 'I wonder...'
I wonder if he will come? (come I-wonder he is?)
etorriko ote da?
they say that he will come (come hearsay he is)
etorriko omen da
I wonder if it's true/I wonder if true? (true I-wonder is? True I-wonder?)
egia ote da? Egia ote?
she is coming....supposedly! (yes-she-comes. Supposedly!)
Kepa has killed himself (Kepa the doer his head the kill it has he) (note transitive!)
Kepak bere burua hil du. :(
Jon washed himself (Jon the doer wash is) (transitive as intransitive)
Jon garbitu da
Jon sees himself in the mirror (Jon the doer his head the mirror at see has - head)
Jonek bere burua ispiluan ikusi du
Jon sees himself in the mirror (Jon the doer the mirror at see is - transitive used intransitively)
Jon ispiluan ikusi da
West Side Story - Maria lines - Act 1 Scene 5
Elizabethan Language Terms