deixis and deictic

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Jan 15 02:48:32 UTC 2001

At 9:14 AM -0500 1/15/01, Dennis R. Preston wrote:
>Whuzzup with your syllable divisions today? DIE-ksis ~ DIKE-tick
OK, mea minima culpa.  DIKE-tick is an actual syllable division (and
there's the bonus of two syllables that correspond to actual English
words, always a nice trade-off when you're stuck in ascii).  I
thought I'd go with DIE-ksis for the "die" on the same grounds, but
now I realize that I COULD have gone with the even more
well-motivated (if potentially more offensive) DIKE-sis for the
nominal form.  There you go.


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