tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Tue Jun 25 18:13:39 2002

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Re: Headers. Yet again.

> > 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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