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Re: METAGRAM -- Pt. 2 (and triggers too)

From:takatunu <takatunu@...>
Date:Friday, December 19, 2003, 6:21
Gary Shannon <fiziwig@...> wrote

> <Mary> John {coming{to supper, during tonight}} > "Mary, John is coming to supper tonight."
"Mary" is not extraneous. It informs us that Mary is being addressed, or that what is said is being told to Mary. Thus: "Mary, John is coming to supper tonight." becomes telling( to Mary, that {coming{ who John, to supper, during tonight}} Or expressed in a slightly different syntax: telling( TO.Mary, THAT.{coming{ WHO.John, WHERETO.supper, TIME.tonight}} Just a thought. --gary I had a conlang with the same kind of "framing": PREDICATE=say ADDRESSEE=Mary AUTHOR=AUTHOR/NO MESSAGE= PREDICATE=come DIRECTION=AUTHOR DIRECTION=Mary SUBJECT=John PURPOSE= PREDICATE=supper SUBJECT=John SUBJECT=Mary/NO SUBJECT=AUTHOR/NO TIME=night TIME=MESSAGE* =PURPOSE =MESSAGE The underlying stuff was x categories of predicates that had 64 kinds of arguments. (Lojban has way more I think).