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Seeing and sawing, was: Automated translation

From:Irina Rempt <ira@...>
Date:Saturday, March 13, 1999, 9:22
On Sat, 13 Mar 1999, Herman Miller wrote:

> it doesn't need to figure out from context whether "I saw > the wood" means "I cut the piece of wood with a saw" or "I did see the > forest".
This reminds me of a classified ad that I cut out of a local newspaper and kept for years until I lost it moving house: "Wij zagen alle soorten hout" This means "We saw all kinds of wood" in both meanings. Irina (mailing list address) (myself) (English) (Nederlands)