nofenigma (nofenigma) wrote in linguaphiles,
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I'm interested in how reformulation markers in different languages (especially those ones of Europe) look like. In other words, I'm interested in such expressions as that is (to say), in other words :), namely, briefly speaking, i.e., to sum up, to wit and so on. I would like to know much more about the corresponding expressions in your languages. The more the better. As for me, I know several dozens of them in Russian, English, French and a little bit in German and Spanish. Today I've found that in Finnish, for example, there is an expression toisin sanoen (lit. in other words). If you could provide me with information on such markers in your languages, I would appreciate it deeply.
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  • UDDER and WATER

    To the memory of Vladislav Illich-Svitych. This is just to bring attention to something very ‘Nostratic’ (far beyond ‘Indo-European’ languages —…

  • Three one-hundredths of a second

    (Somewhat prompted by watching the Olympics.) Why is that silly redundancy there in "three one-hundredths of a second"? Nobody says "two one-thirds…

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