Definitions starting with R

ID #4951

right here

[Pan-Creole; cf. Haitian kouman ou ye? M la (lit. "How are you?" "I'm here") HCEFD; cf. Guy. I'm there idem (Allsopp 1977: 2); a calque; cf. Nupe mi dambo I exist, Ci-Nyanja ni li po I am here, idem (ibid)] phr. not too bad (in response to the greeting, "How are you?"); "How is it?" "I'm right here -- thank God for life" (Mayag.). (Gen.)

Tags: calque, greeting, phrase

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Last update: 2011-06-07 17:56
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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