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Re: Missing the sky

From:Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>
Date:Monday, March 11, 2002, 11:11
Muke Tever wrote:
> >From: "Andreas Johansson" <and_yo@...> > > >It would help me a little if someone could supply a sentence where, >say, > > >that border on the French flag is the agent or patient of a verb. > > > > "Said border separates the blue from the white." > >Not a very meaningful sentence though, I imagine... it's kind of an odd >fiction >anyway[1], since nothing *does* separate the blue from the white--they are >contiguous. >
Well, more real than the border between, say, China and Russia - which you can't even see*, but nonetheless quite important from a practical point of view. But our brains seem to be wired differently when it comes to mathematical lines, points etc. *Sure, you can see the Amur River, but the river isn't the border, the border just happens to lie in the river. Andreas _________________________________________________________________ Join the world’s largest e-mail service with MSN Hotmail.