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 firstname.lastname@example.org www.reutershealth.com www.ccil.org/~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