robert meyer wrote:
> So JFK's error was not using the word "Berliner" but using it as a
> *noun* (modified by the adjective "ein") rather than using "Berliner"
> as an *adjective* (no "ein", like "Ich bin Berliner" meaning "I have
> the qualities [symbolically] of being from Berlin")?
That would be an easy mistake to make for a native speaker of English;
inflected languages can't as flippant with parts of speech as we can in