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Re: TECH: just a few questions

From:Tristan McLeay <conlang@...>
Date:Monday, February 21, 2005, 12:10
On 21 Feb 2005, at 9.12 pm, Philip Newton wrote:

> On Sat, 19 Feb 2005 17:31:59 +1100, Tristan McLeay > <conlang@...> wrote: >> I know you are able to send more than five messages per day: > > Is this "you" the second person singular pronoun, referring to Henrik? > Or is it the "generic you" meaning "one, someone, anyone, all of us"? > > At first I thought you meant meaning #2, but you probably meant #1 > instead.
If it had've meant the second, it would've been 'you're'. At least to/by me, 'you are' can only be used if one element or the other is stressed, otherwise it sounds too much like 'you were'. (It could of course have the same meaning with 'you're', in fact that's what I first wrote, but I changed my mind and thought I'd make it clearer by adding stress.) In any case, it obviously can't be generic, because we *can't* send more than five, only the list owners can. -- Tristan.