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Re: Consecutives like Hebrew's "waw-consecutives" in your 'langs

From:Eldin Raigmore <eldin_raigmore@...>
Date:Saturday, September 6, 2008, 15:53
On Wed, 3 Sep 2008 13:58:36 -0400, Jim Henry <jimhenry1973@...>
>Would you use a similar set of quartets for various other conjunctive >notions? "Or", "nor", "if", "that", "then", "while", etc.?
It has occurred to me that "nor" is just like "and" for items of negative polarity. That is, if I want to co-ordinately conjoin a chain of clauses all of negative polarity, and all of the same voice and same aspect, I should use the same version of "and" that I'd use if they were all of positive polarity. The difference between "and" and "nor" would be shown by the polarity within the clauses rather than by the conjunction.