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

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what is was-ness and, also, what is will be-ness?

Warigkeit? Wirdseinigkeit?


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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!

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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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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

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




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Dear Faldage,

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

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Thanks

Ganz meiner Seits.


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#60819 03/13/02 08:39 PM
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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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