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Re: "Barely but booleanly"

Date:Tuesday, June 10, 2008, 9:25
In a message dated 6/9/2008 20:27:43 PM Central Daylight Time,
mizunomi@GMAIL.COM writes:

> > > Would the prosody make a difference? IMD, in a sentence like "I can do > anything", I'd probably put quite a bit of emphasis on the anything, > whereas "I know any Chinese vocabulary" is patterned just like "I know > some Chinese vocabulary", without emphasis on any. > > (And yes, I'm well aware this is not prescriptively correct. I use it > consciously.) > >
I suspect that when you say "I know any Chinese", they're hearing "I don't know any Chinese" with extreme assimilation of "don't" to "n". stevo </HTML>