Tuesday, January 26, 2010
French Lesson - m/s 3. Indefinant, Negative pronouns, or, Lot's wife.
Negative pronouns negate, refuse, or cast doubt
on the existence of the noun that they replace.
It’s an awful position to be in, he said,
the constant negating.
-It’s all people see in you.
It’s the unending plombe gray cloud that accompanies you - toujours les plaints.
Personne ne me connaît ici.
No one knows me here.
(PERSONNE/nobody is the subject)
Je ne vends aucun des livres.
I'm not selling any of the books.
(AUCUN/none is the direct object)
Elle ne pense à rien.
She's not thinking about anything.
(RIEN/nothing is the indirect object)
It comes from everywhere. It wears humans down, the lead filled skies, always heavy and threatening.
If you can’t change the weather, you just have to get out of it.
It even seems senseless to say fuck you. Negative pronouns like, she, must already know what people think.
But still - nobody, none, nothing...
For a noun, even a pronoun like, him,
it makes a dis-engaging atmo-sphere.