<As> is your right. <As> it will be my pleasure to bankrupt you.

emre aydın

Senior Member
Turkish
A man comes to a plantation with a slave's free paper and says he's going to take him with him.

Owner of the plantation: He's my nigger, and I'll fight you for him!
Man: As is your right. As it will be my pleasure to bankrupt you in the courts.

(12 years a slave)

This use of "as" confused me. Can you rewrite the sentences in a simpler way?

Thanks for your help.
 
  • Scott AM

    Senior Member
    English - Canada
    A man comes to a plantation with a slave's free paper and says he's going to take him with him.

    Owner of the plantation: He's my nigger, and I'll fight you for him!
    Man: As is your right. As it will be my pleasure to bankrupt you in the courts.

    (12 years a slave)

    This use of "as" confused me. Can you rewrite the sentences in a simpler way?

    Thanks for your help.
    It's a bit of an antiquated usage. A modern version might use "it is", like:

    "It is your right. And it will be my pleasure to bankrupt you in the courts."
     

    Englishmypassion

    Senior Member
    India - Hindi
    You can fight for him, as is your right/you are free to do that/you have the right of doing that.
    It will be my pleasure to bankrupt you in the courts (and I will do that).


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