Re: [OT] Spanish grammar (was Re: [q] Typesetting rules in Spanish)

From: John Cowan (
Date: Sat Sep 07 2002 - 12:38:31 EDT scripsit:

> It's completely different, but I'm reminded of the yes-no question
> construction used in at least some parts of Québec whereby (e.g.) Jacques
> can knock on the door and say to Yves who answered, "Michelle est-tu là?"

Sounds totally familiar to me. Even if A answers, saying "B, are you there?"
seems quite a rational thing to do, talking not to A but past him, as it were.

John Cowan                              <>    
                Charles li reis, nostre emperesdre magnes,
                Set anz totz pleinz ad ested in Espagnes.

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