Date: Fri, 5 Dec 1997 09:45:50 EST
From: Larry Horn LHORN[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]YALEVM.CIS.YALE.EDU
Subject: Re: "Ich bin ein Berliner"
David Bergdahl writes:
There is no question that Kennedy's utterance was interpretable in the
sense he meant it, but I believe the usual utterance would be "Ich komme
aus Berlin"--the "Ich bin. . ." sounds like a calque.
Interesting. For an English speaker, "I am a New Yorker" is quite different
from "I am from New York". Is the distinction neutralized in German? LH