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Re: Changing worldviews with language (LONG)

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Monday, November 4, 2002, 11:41
Mat McVeagh scripsit:

> I think I understand all this - I am hampered a little by not being familiar > with certain linguistic terms I have noticed on these conlang groups, > namely: "argument", "core", "valency", possibly others.
An argument is the semantic version of a NP: thus in "John ate the banana", the arguments are John and the banana. An argument is a core argument if the predicate insists on having it. Valency is the property of a predicate that says which core arguments it has. -- John Cowan <jcowan@...> You tollerday donsk? N. You tolkatiff scowegian? Nn. You spigotty anglease? Nnn. You phonio saxo? Nnnn. Clear all so! `Tis a Jute.... (Finnegans Wake 16.5)


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