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Re: Double negatives

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



Tracy Canfield wrote:
> I was trying to be accurate without getting too detailed, and do a lot
> of handwaving about "this context".  "Any" behaves differently
> depending on the context, and I didn't want to get into whether there
> was more than one "any".  As the determiner in a subject NP, "Any kind
> of pie" is clearly different from "No kind of pie", and that shouldn't
> vary by variety of English.  The interchangeability really kicks in
> when the NP is the object - "There isn't any/no pie", "Chris can't
> have any/no pie," etc.  chab Sop Chris 'e' chaw'be'lu'.

chab Sop Chris net chaw'be'.

(Although there are examples of proverbs with {'e' X-lu'}. But if you 
take them as standard, poor old {net} will never see any use!)

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