Re: THEORY: Re : THEORY: Natural language change (was Re: Charlie and I)
|From:||Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, September 21, 1999, 23:29|
> "the guy who i usedta date his sister comma is angry now"
Why do you have that "comma" there?
> This is illegal in American, we use something more complicated.
We do? Do you mean "the guy whose sister I used to date"? I wouldn't
say that above form is completely illegal, I hear similar forms from
time to time, but it does sound rather clumsy.
Oh Lord, grant that we may always be right, for thou knowest we will
never change our mind. - Scots Prayer