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Re: CHAT drinking soup: (was: Malat (on behalf of

From:Charles <catty@...>
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.