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Re: THEORY: Re : THEORY: Natural language change (was Re: Charlie and I)

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Tuesday, September 21, 1999, 23:29
Charles wrote:
> "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