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.)