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Sentences (was Re: Polysynthesis & Oligosynthesis)

From:Christopher Wright <faceloran@...>
Date:Sunday, August 25, 2002, 15:13
>Is the reply "a whole sentence [expressed] with just a verb"? If so, >why? If not, why not? What's a sentence?
I defined it as "a coherent sequence of words (at least one) whose core argument is a verb". Now, I'm not sure. What about languages without a copula? Are their phrases that would include a copula not sentences? What about languages with a copula? Are their sentences that include copulae no longer sentences because their equivalents in other languages are not? I have no answers. Laimes, Wright.


H. S. Teoh <hsteoh@...>