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THEORY: OT Syntax (Was: Re: THEORY: phonemes and Optimality Theorytutorial)

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Thursday, November 16, 2000, 0:48
jesse stephen bangs wrote:
> Where in this analysis does the "did" come from, since there is none in > the declarative form "Mary saw a man"?
"Did see" is the underlying form of "saw", maybe? Or that "did see" and "saw" are variants of each other, and in question form, only "did see" is allowed?
> Learnable by who/what?
That's what I wondered. Any theory, I should think, is learnable. -- Dievas dave dantis; Dievas duos duonos God gave teeth; God will give bread - Lithuanian proverb ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTailor