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Re^4: Untillian Headache or about the semantic of until

by salva (Abbot)
on Feb 11, 2013 at 16:59 UTC ( #1018183=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


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I am not sure about Italian, but in Spanish negation does not always sum up. For instance, we say "I don't have no book" instead of "I don't have any book" or "I don't do it never" instead of "I never do it"... but "I never do it" is also correct and have the same meaning!


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Re^5: Untillian Headache or about the semantic of until
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Feb 11, 2013 at 17:10 UTC

    Interesting. One question. Is that really "I don't do it never"; or could it be "I don't do it ever"? (I know zero Spanish!)


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      Not sure about Spanish, but in Czech, "I don't do it ever" is almost impossible, but "I ever don't do it" means "I do not do it sometimes" :-)
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