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Re: Negation (was: Re: A question and introduction)

From:H. S. Teoh <hsteoh@...>
Date:Friday, June 21, 2002, 23:57
On Fri, Jun 21, 2002 at 07:24:52PM -0400, Douglas Koller, Latin & French wrote:
> I've always intuited that there might be problems with this system, > but I've translated my chimichangas off both on- and off-list, and > there seem to be a dearth of negative sentences, let alone sentences > with a complex mixture of negativity and affirmativity. When did > everyone get so upbeat? :)
[snip] my'e. myna ki'gi 3bis33'd3 Ke, keve yn3 myy'i d3 my'kit3m3 uu'ri ce, emy'b0 tww'ma 3my'kinac3 re. X-SAMPA: 'my?&. myna 'kigi ?@bi's@\:d@ k_h&, k&B& ?yn@ 'my:?i d@ 'mykit@m@ 'u:r`i tS&, ?&'mybA 't8:ma ?@'mykinatS@ r`&. Translation: "Not so. If indeed--and I think not--people were upbeat, then there would be no 'no' none-words here, and no-me to say none of them." Beat that! ;-) (Wow, I had to coin two new words for this. But hey, that's a good thing. :-P) T -- First Rule of History: History doesn't repeat itself -- historians merely repeat each other.