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Re: Irrealis conditionals

From:David J. Peterson <dedalvs@...>
Date:Saturday, June 30, 2007, 19:24
I don't want to start a YAEPT (or YAEUT, where U = usage), but
I find it fascinating that sports casters speak a different variety
of English.  For example, Wikipedia calls the first conditional,
sports casters produce with the form of the zero conditional--and
they do it consistently, and effusively.

"I'll tell you what, John, if the lineman doesn't tip that ball at the
line of scrimmage, that ball's intercepted, and Ray Lewis runs it
back to the house, and this game is over."

All of that is hypothetical.

ObConlang: I don't know how my conlang do this.  Is that allowed?  :)

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