deixis and deictic

Dennis R. Preston preston at PILOT.MSU.EDU
Mon Jan 15 16:17:01 UTC 2001


minima indeed, but a gotcha is  gotcha.


>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.

Dennis R. Preston
Department of Linguistics and Languages
Michigan State University
East Lansing MI 48824-1027 USA
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