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Nice dancer (was: drinking soup, etc.)

From:John Cowan <cowan@...>
Date:Monday, December 14, 1998, 20:20
The Lojban view of "nice dancer": Lojban does *not* resolve
the difference between "one who is nice and a dancer" and
"one who dances nicely" in an open compound.  If someone
were to create a closed compound, nice-dancer, it would be
necessary to choose a specific interpretation.

The "fast talker" example does not refer to this problem,
but rather to the problem of which content word is being
used as the predicate in a particular case.  Thus
"le sutra tavla" is an argument, whereas "le sutra cu tavla"
is a predication.

John Cowan    
        You tollerday donsk?  N.  You tolkatiff scowegian?  Nn.
        You spigotty anglease?  Nnn.  You phonio saxo?  Nnnn.
                Clear all so!  'Tis a Jute.... (Finnegans Wake 16.5)