Re: USAGE: Persons unknown
|From:||Jeff Rollin <jeff.rollin@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, March 18, 2007, 12:08|
On 18/03/07, Scotto Hlad <scott.hlad@...> wrote:
> I think that when you see that, there is part of a phrase that has been
> Crimes are often perpetrated by persons unknown to the public.
That's one theory. Nevertheless, in an exclusively left-branching
language you'd have
"[[[Crimes] [by [the public to] unknown persons]] often perpetrated are]]."
Assuming SOV syntax, of course.
Q: What will happen in the Aftermath?
A: Impossible to tell, since we're still in the Beforemath.