zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Fri Jun 20 00:22:08 UTC 2003
dInIs, to rima:
Where's the COMP?
Is w[ei]rd, I agree.
no, no! is it's weird. or: is that it's weird. what's wrong
with your grammar, rima?
Is my dyslexic fingers as well also...
where's the COMP, indeed? actually, where's the subject?
rima, rima, this is not pro-drop. these sentences are supposed
to be structured and pronounced like ordinary english, except for that
cute assertion-marking COMP thing, so that sentences should have
subjects *as well as* "is (that)". your sentences, i have to read
with the accent of manuel from Fawlty Towers, or in a slavic spy
is no good english, rima, even for isis-folk.
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