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Re: chay' "Get out of the way!" ra'lu'?

David Trimboli (david@trimboli.name) [KLI Member] [Hol po'wI']



Steven Boozer wrote:
> Actually my objection wasn't to the placement of conjunctions in
> general, but the placement/use of {pagh} "or else, either/or"
> specifically, which (to me) implies a choice between only two
> options:  either/or.  Using it with three options seemed odd...
> rather like speakers who misuse "on the other hand".  E.g.:

I see. We shouldn't look at it as a logic problem though. In English we 
can say, "I could be right, you could be right, or he could be right." 
That's an exclusive or, but one with three possibilities.

I do not believe that /pagh/ or /ghap/ are allowed only two arguments.

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David Trimboli
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