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Re: OT: German "Satz"

From:Elliott Lash <erelion12@...>
Date:Tuesday, September 30, 2003, 1:19
Well, hm, that seems like it would be wrong from the
point of view of all theories of Syntax that I've
heard of. "Linking words" are not thought of as being
between clauses, but rather, the head of their clause.
The whole phrase  is described as a complementizer
phrase, or a CP and the "although" would be the C, or
Complementizer of the phrase. In a tree diagram
notation, the CP would become a C followed by an IP,
or inflectional phrase, which is basically is a


--- Joe <joe@...> wrote:
> ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Nik Taylor" <yonjuuni@...> > To: <CONLANG@...> > Sent: Monday, September 29, 2003 6:35 PM > Subject: Re: OT: German "Satz" > > > > Joe wrote: > > > I ws under the impression that a clause, by > definition, can stand on its > > > own. > > > > Depends on the type of clause. Take a sentence > like "It is cold, > > although the sun is shining". There are two > clauses there, "It is > > cold", which can stand on its own, and "although > the sun is shining", > > which cannot. > > Now, I would not count 'although' as part of the > clause, but as a linking > word between the two. I would say that the two > clauses were 'it is cold' > and 'the sun is shining'. Of course, a lot of it is > a matter of > definitions.
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