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Re: I'm back (OurTongue)

From:Sarah Marie Parker-Allen <lloannna@...>
Date:Saturday, March 22, 2003, 6:53
It's just that philosophical IALers hate accidental puns.  Dang it, if you
didn't mean it to sound funny, it shouldn't sound funny.  ^_^  (it occurred
to me as I delved into my Christmas present, "More Anguished English," that
a good chunk of IALing seems to be devoted to eliminating opportunities for
the mistakes illustrated in that sort of book)

Sarah Marie Parker-Allen

"Being captured by the Evil Overlord is one way to learn his secret plans,
but are innumerable other ways that are better, and they will be tried
first." -- Rules for the Hero

> -----Original Message----- > Behalf Of Christophe Grandsire
> Actually, you're thinking the wrong way round: *because* the > meanings are so > disparate, there's no problem having the words nearly identical. > Context will > always make it clear what is meant. It's words with near > identical meanings > that need to be different enough from each other in order not to > merge, because > in that case context may not be enough to distinguish the two > words. It's the > eternal mistake made by philosophical IALers... >
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