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RE: Sentences as objects

Terrence Donnelly (terrence.donnelly@sbcglobal.net) [KLI Member]



--- On Wed, 11/4/09, Steven Boozer <sboozer@uchicago.edu> wrote:

> 
> One can explain in writing or an email (as we are doing
> here!).  E.g.:  
> 

If you are quoting reported speech, it doesn't really matter what the medium is, you are still "saying" it, even if you're using a computer.

ghomvaD SoQ vIjatlh, 'ej jagh jeylu'meH mIw vIQIj.
ghomvaD jIjatlh. jagh jeylu'. jIQIj.

jabbI'ID ghomvaD jabbI'ID vIghItlh, 'ej jagh jeylu'meH mIW vIQIj.
jabbI'ID ghomvaD jIghItlh. jagh jeylu'. jIQIj.

I don't really understand why MO decided that reported speech would not be an object and would not use {'e'}, but he did, so this is what I conclude from that. 

And note that he says that the object of {QIj} is the "thing" explained, not the quotation of the speech act conveying the explanation. ?{jagh jeylu' ghomvaD 'e' vIQIj}.

-- ter'eS






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