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Re: R: Re:Degreesofvolitioninactivelanguages(wasRe:Chevraqis:asketch)

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Monday, August 14, 2000, 19:57
J Matthew Pearson wrote:
> "We raced the horse past the barn" > "The horse was raced past the barn" > "The horse [raced past the barn] fell down"
Yes, but there'd be commas "The horse, raced past the barn, fell down", which prevents the ambiguity. Even so, it's still questionable in my idiolect, but then again, I tend to use the relative pronouns alot more than most people. -- "Their bodies did not age, but they became afeared of everything and anything. For partaking in any activity at all could threaten their precious and ageless bodies! ... Their victory over death was a hollow one." ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTailor