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Branching typologies [was: Re: "easiest" languages,SE Asian word-order typologies]

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Friday, September 28, 2001, 0:01
David Peterson wrote:
> I would argue that this sentence is not ambiguous in English--that, in > fact, it can only be read as John met the man who had been in the > hall--whether or not they were still in the hall is not mentioned.
If you say so, but I interpreted it to mean that the meeting was in the hall. I actually had to think about it to see that it could be possible that they weren't in the hall at the time of the meeting. -- "No just cause can be advanced by terror" ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTaylor42