tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Tue Jun 25 18:13:39 2002
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Re: Headers. Yet again.
- From: "Sangqar (Sean Healy)" <email@example.com>
- Subject: Re: Headers. Yet again.
- Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2002 23:13:14 +0000
> > Again, he's not saying it can't, just that it hasn't.
>I really think he's saying it can't BECAUSE it hasn't.
>I'm saying maybe it can, but it doesn't. And that the only way we'll find
>out about those that do is if Okrand tells us.
From charghwI's posts, it sounds like he's a strict descriptivist. For a
strict decriptivist, there's no difference between 'doesn't appear' and
'isn't allowed'. Any deviation from what normally appears is considered
highly marked. If a native speaker used it, other native speakers would
understand, but they would also know it broke the rules.
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