Trick sentences was Bi-objective Prepositions & betweeness.
|From:||Gary Shannon <fiziwig@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, January 3, 2004, 7:01|
> > "This gift is from me and Carlene" means (to a
> first approximation, anyway)
> > the same as "This gift is from me and this gift is
> from Carlene".
> > But "Newark is between New York and Philadelphia"
> does not unpack to
> > "*Newark is between New York and Newark is between
The question arises, is there (or should there be) a
list someqwhere of "trick sentences" that conlangers
could use to test out the consistency and completeness
of their conlang creations?
Sort of a "can you say this" check-list for conlang
like, can you say:
... as big as ...
... between X and Y
... the meanest of dogs.
Each time you find a sentence you can't translate into
your conlang, you've perhaps found a hole in your