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 http://www.ccil.org/~cowan email@example.com
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)