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#60811 - 03/12/02 09:01 AM Istigkeit
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If istigkeit is is-ness, what is was-ness and, also, what is will be-ness?

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#60812 - 03/12/02 09:25 AM Re: Istigkeit
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what is was-ness and, also, what is will be-ness?

Warigkeit? Wirdseinigkeit?


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#60813 - 03/13/02 07:57 AM Re: Istigkeit
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Dear Faldage,

Obviously "is-ness" is not a hot topic among AWADERS, but thanks a lot for your offerings. If you check back here, would you please break down the words you suggested for was-ness and will be-ness? The German I know is pretty much limited to sauerbraten, hessenpfeiffer, and a few odd phrases!

Thanks,
WordWill-ness


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#60814 - 03/13/02 08:15 AM Re: Istigkeit
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It's not that we're not paying attention, I for one just don't speak German...


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#60815 - 03/13/02 08:56 AM Re: Istigkeit
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Ist = to be -- 3rd person singular present tense

ig = adverb making suffix (not sure what this is doing in here, mebbe NW knows)

keit = ness

war = to be -- 3rd person singular past tense

wird = to become -- 3rd person singular present tense - periphrastic future marker, takes infinitive

sein = to be -- infinitive

PS
Forget hessenpfeiffer Sounds like a Hessian piper. What you know is Hassenpfeffer, peppered hare (yum)




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#60816 - 03/13/02 11:15 AM Re: Istigkeit
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Dear Faldage,

Thanks for providing the correct spelling of hassenpfeffer.
And thanks, also, for translating the German isness business.

WW


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#60817 - 03/13/02 11:56 AM Re: Istigkeit
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Thanks

Ganz meiner Seits.


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#60818 - 03/13/02 01:40 PM .
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#60819 - 03/13/02 03:39 PM Re: Istigkeit
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Wirdseinigkeit?

why not just wirdigkeit?

Beats me. I was just inventing words based on WordWind's Istigkeit. Will be = wird sein, at least literally.


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#60820 - 03/13/02 04:03 PM .
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