Date: Fri, 5 Dec 1997 09:45:50 EST From: Larry Horn 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