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Re: question I can't parse into a Subject Line

From:caeruleancentaur <caeruleancentaur@...>
Date:Friday, November 12, 2004, 12:04
--- In, Rodlox <Rodlox@H...> wrote:

>"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).
*curious* My first impression was that it was OVS about a man chopping down a tree. Charlie