Re: CHAT drinking soup: (was: Malat (on behalf of
|Date:||Saturday, December 12, 1998, 19:05|
Mathias M. Lassailly wrote:
> Part of the predicate is in the argument and reversely. Only loglanguists think
> that syntax or else may be pasteurized from any semantic virus. But predicate
> spills over and argument still bites whatever case, sumti, cmene, diagram and
> scoobidoo-bidoo you may use. The Chinese *white horse* virus, I call it.
> Bermuda shorts.
Web searches on "grammaticalization" and
"lexicalization" seem to support your claim.
But perhaps we have been unfair to Lojban,
which has many interesting features.