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Re: Aw: Re: adverbials

From: "Stephan Schneider" <>

> _you_ can see it this way, but the grammar implemented in your brain,
> can't. i'm sure that when you see /ram/ that is "wrapped" by a
> /-mo'/, your brain doesn't need to know that /rammo'/ has a noun in
> it. in order to build a sentence, you have to descrbe /rammo'/
> differently than "a noun with a suffix". it's "a noun with a suffix
> that turns a noun in to a xxx, so it's a xxx". what's xxx?

/ram/ is a noun that means "night."  /rammo'/ is a noun meaning
"because-of-night."  Then, because "because-of-night" isn't likely to be the
subject or object of the sentence, the gets dumped into the "header" space.

Stardate 2605.6

P.S.: /ram/ is a REALLY bad example word . . . .

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