|Date:||Saturday, November 3, 2001, 15:05|
>> A conjunction "and" (or a word with a broader usagesubsuming the domain of "and") - Why a separate word?
Why any marking at all?
> Is there any natural language without one?
I think the conversation is about the conjunction
"and" and if any natlang lacks it? Perhaps Kenji
would know better than myself, as I'm assuming by his
name that he would be familiar with Jpn. In Jpn, the
concept of association, while existent, functions
quite differently from English and other western
languages - even Finnish.
Jpn often makes use of "additionally" and
"furthermore," but totally lacks the "and" of "I go
and buy it" -- they just say, going buy. Then, you
got your _to_ patterns (where _to_ is sort of like
Rather vague explanation, but I'm too tired now to
explain in detail. Besies, I hope Kenji may be able
to pick up where I leave off....
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