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Re: Genitives NPs as Relative Clauses

From:laokou <laokou@...>
Date:Thursday, November 15, 2001, 12:37
From: "Keith Gaughan"

> David Peterson le scríobh chugam:
> > I'm very, very confused by this. Do you mean to say that a phrase
> >"The man of my seeing is walking into a plate glass window" means, to
> >"The man that I see..."!?
> Yup!
> > How did this come to be?
> Good question. The problem with it is that I have no idea where the idiom > originates. It is rather `unique', I think :-)
Someone somewhere in your linguistic environment must (have) accept(ed) it, else I should think the scrunched, confused faces of your listeners would (have) discourage(d) it. :) Kou