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Re: Viva SOV! (was: Re: Circumfixes?)

From:Tommie L Powell <tommiepowell@...>
Date:Saturday, June 9, 2001, 17:34
On Sat, 9 Jun 2001 Elliott Lash wrote:
> ányë Matt: > > One of the classic garden path sentences is "The horse raced > > past the barn fell down". Looks ungrammatical, until you think > > about it for a moment... > > This was brought up last summer when I was at Cornell for > summer courses...I couldn't make any sense of it then, and I > can't now...what does this mean??
The horse, who had been raced past the barn, fell down. (Here, to race a horse means to ride it fast, as if in a race.) -- Tommie