tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Sun Apr 14 05:43:52 2002

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Re: "be'be'" - double negation

Sean M. Burke wrote:
>His assuming the reader reads English is one thing; his assuming that his 
>reader will look at the words, note that they're in English and thus 
>suppose "He means me to assume Klingon is like English in all points not 
>demonstrated otherwise" is another.
>In my experience, linguists just don't do that.

Your experience tells you what it tells you, but we're still only guessing at 
the thoughts of someone that I don't believe either one of us has ever met.  
I'll stop speculating; I just wanted to contribute that one point to the 
discussion, and I've done that.


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