Re: THEORY: Re : THEORY: Natural language change (was Re: Charlie and I)
|Date:||Wednesday, September 22, 1999, 22:34|
Thomas R. Wier wrote:
> > > > "the guy who i usedta date his sister comma is angry now"
> > > > ^^^ ............. ^^^ ...... ^^^^^
> > > >
> > > > This is illegal in American, we use something more complicated.
> Otherwise, you don't have a sentence, which was implied in the
No, missed again.
Please read the section on relative clauses in:
... particulary noting how in English the "gap"
construction is preferred, and how inflexible and
ambiguous it can be in comparison to Farsi,
which was my original comparison. Sheesh.