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Re: "Difficult" clauses

From:And Rosta <and.rosta@...>
Date:Wednesday, May 9, 2007, 15:39
"We spent all night talking about I can't remember what."
"She bought I lost count how many kinds of cheese."


taliesin the storyteller, On 09/05/2007 15:02:
> Taruven is nearing (syntactic) completeness, and I'm looking for > complex clauses to test with. What's your favorite sentences to > test things like clause embedding, clause chaining, long > distance anaphora etc., and what types of "hard" problems am I > missing? > > There's a trick to this question: I'm not looking for problems > due to semantic phenomena (as the vocab is, uhm, lagging behind > the syntax more than just a little...). So things similar to > "colorless green dreams sleep furiously", which supposedly makes > no sense (but I can imagine it or translate it easily enough) > but have a very simple syntactic structure, are all out of the > running. > > I tried legal and medical texts but got bogged down in not > knowing enough latin for anything to make sense enough for me to > discover the syntactic structures :) > > > t. >