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Re: Ethical Dative, was Re: Polysynthetic Languages

From:John Cowan <cowan@...>
Date:Tuesday, September 30, 2003, 3:08
Costentin Cornomorus scripsit:

> > 1. In short, it's your typical picturesque > > northeastern small town. > > Yeah. That makes sense. An "ethical possessive"?
Shakespeare has this one too: "There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy". This "your" is often misread as meaning Horatio's personal philosophy, but it doesn't; it refers to "natural philosophy" (= science) in general. -- John Cowan I come from under the hill, and under the hills and over the hills my paths led. And through the air. I am he that walks unseen. I am the clue-finder, the web-cutter, the stinging fly. I was chosen for the lucky number. --Bilbo


Costentin Cornomorus <elemtilas@...>