"triggers et al" as I presently understand them
|Date:||Thursday, November 18, 2004, 8:13|
it bounced since I was over my 5 limit...re-trying...
> okay, I'll be going in chronological order here...
> at first, I thought that the letter starting the sentance could modify a =
> word to a vastly different meaning (leading to that sketchlang where =
> 'ukku meant see/fear/seek)...
> ..then I came to understand that it [the "trigger"] simply chooses =
> between the forms of something (rather like the Neteru of Ancient =
> Egypt)...ie, pen/write/language/script...etc.
> this one made a sembalance of sense, as it seemed to distinguish between =
> the following...
> "_What_ are you doing?"
> "What are _you_ doing?"
> "What _are_ you doing?"
> "What are you _doing_?"
> though, is it possible to have "What are you doing _?_" ?
> this was one that confused me for a while, since it said that...well, =
> like in "Ted ran away to the far off tree", that _Ted_ modified =
> _ran_.....and that, to me, made no sense.
> I would have thought that the time-tense modified _ran_ (making it =
> something other than, for example, _runs_), or that _ran_ was modified =
> by _away_ or the destination (somehow being affected by _the far off =
> actually, on the programme _The Archives Of Babel_, the example used =
> with "kita" was "to see"...making it "I - see - you". just so you know. =