[tlhIngan Hol] The contradiction of {bortaS}

Christa Hansberry chransberry at gmail.com
Mon Aug 8 09:11:57 PDT 2016

Off-topic: How is "it is cold to me" absolutely weird? After all, if I say,
"I am cold", then someone could take my temperature and conclude that I'm
still at 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit. So it's not so much that I am cold, as
that I have a feeling of coldness... why? Because the air is cold, and
making me feel coldness; it is cold to me. Much more logical than English!


On Mon, Aug 8, 2016 at 3:08 AM, Lieven <levinius at gmx.de> wrote:

> Am 07.08.2016 um 15:57 schrieb mayqel qunenoS:
>> it sounds like "shut up don't ask; [...]
> Actually, that's exectly how we should take it.
> No language is "logic". Sometimes you just have to accept it as it is. No
> reason to get upset. Just like Felix pointed out, in english we say "I am
> cold", french is "I have cold", and then German even says something
> absolutely weird "it is cold to me" (mir ist kalt).
> There is a story from qep'a' chorghDIch where an english speaker asked at
> the restaurant {nuq Daghaj?} for "what will you have", as in "what will you
> eat?" The german speaker only understands "what do you possess", because in
> german, you cannot "have" food.
> Don't be confused too easily.
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