question I can't parse into a Subject Line
|Date:||Friday, November 12, 2004, 4:15|
Watching 'The Discovery Channel' today, heard something about "in a Burundi
language" (apologies if I misspelledd anything in there)....when one person
talks to a person of higher status, the (lower-status) person deliberately
are there other languages with that feature? if so, or if not, how does
one distinguish between ungrammatical sentance and unusual (but grammatical)
"tree fell man"
now, is the sentance an SVO about a bonsai tree falling from a man's
grasp...or an OVS about a man falling out of a tree? how does one
distinguish the two, when first encountering the language for the first
time? (ie, in a Relay).