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There are few men but know that.
  • date unknown
linked to #204545
  • Snout
  • Sep 25th 2010, 12:41
There are few men who doesn't know that.
  • Snout
  • Sep 25th 2010, 12:41
linked to #532336
  • Snout
  • Sep 25th 2010, 15:51
There are few men who don't know that.
  • Snout
  • Sep 25th 2010, 15:51
linked to #532641
  • Snout
  • Sep 25th 2010, 15:53
linked to #532644
unlinked from #532644
linked to #622549
linked to #822883
linked to #945976
linked to #1068712
  • Tamy
  • Nov 24th 2012, 09:56
linked to #1000881
  • Tamy
  • Nov 24th 2012, 09:56
linked to #1190993

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Sentence #41786

eng
There are few men who don't know that.

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FeuDRenais
Sep 25th 2010, 15:25
Wouldn't the archaic one be: There are but a few men who don't know that?
Snout
Sep 25th 2010, 15:53
Thanks for the feedback. I didn't know the original sentence to be possible/correct.
FeuDRenais
Sep 25th 2010, 15:55
> There are few men but know that.

But that sounds... wrong.
blay_paul
Sep 25th 2010, 15:56
> > There are few men but know that.
>
> But that sounds... wrong.

Newsflash: People a couple of hundred years ago didn't speak the same as we do.
FeuDRenais
Sep 25th 2010, 15:57
Paul, I demand that you cite a source where such a speaking pattern is recognized. I also demand the opinion of an expert (and nothing less will do!)
blay_paul
Sep 25th 2010, 16:08
Listen to your heart, FeuDRenais, you know what I say to be true.
http://tatoeba.org/eng/sentences/show/532667
FeuDRenais
Sep 25th 2010, 16:11
Well, as long as you remember the archaic tags...
FeuDRenais
Sep 25th 2010, 16:18
I went ahead and listened to my heart, but as it was -135 years old at the time of that supposed usage, there was little constructive information derived.

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