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Re: HELP: a few questions

From:JS Bangs <jaspax@...>
Date:Thursday, August 15, 2002, 22:26
H. S. Teoh sikyal:

> There is one problem with this scheme, though. Right now, there is no way > to distinguish between direct and indirect discourse, since both would > require the use of the same grammatical construct using _ti_ and _timi_. > I'm tentatively turning a blind eye to this issue, but I really have no > idea how I might resolve it. :-/
Why is this a problem? Yivrian has no indirect discourse, but I've never felt bad about it. Who says every language has to have every construction? You can read about my shameless lack of indirect discourse at: Jesse S. Bangs "If you look at a thing nine hundred and ninety-nine times, you are perfectly safe; if you look at it the thousandth time, you are in frightful danger of seeing it for the first time." --G.K. Chesterton


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