|From:||Mark P. Line <mark@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, June 9, 2004, 17:41|
Ray Brown said:
> On Tuesday, June 8, 2004, at 06:37 , Mark P. Line wrote:
>> that therefore
>> a prototypical simple transitive clause constructed from open-class
>> morphemes will have at least three syllables.
> I think "will generally have" might be better.
In my usage, "a prototypical X will generally have Y" is redundant. There
may be lots of X's that don't have Y, but if a supposedly prototypical X
doesn't have Y, then it's not prototypical at all.