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Re: double negatives

From:Ed Heil <edheil@...>
Date:Wednesday, July 21, 1999, 21:17
Boudewijn Rempt wrote:

> > which is why double negatives which behave "illogically" (i.e. do not > > turn into positives) are so common in natural languages. It's just > > easier. > > I've never bought into the notion that a linguistic utterance was in any > way like doing sums ;-).
Don't think that I implied that it was. Ed Heil ------------------------------- "Facts are meaningless! You can use facts to prove anything that's even _remotely_ true!" -- Homer Simpson