Re: Re: † † † ADJ (of) a -- where's the plural?
Ittaob at AOL.COM
Sun Apr 18 02:07:34 UTC 2004
In a message dated 4/17/04 12:10:17 PM, M.L.Murphy at SUSSEX.AC.UK writes:
> >> Actually, you can *say* "They're [tu:] good shooters", but only for
> >> "two", not "too".
> > Perhaps someone can explain to me, a non-linguist, just why you can't say
> > "they're too good shooters." It is perfectly grammatical and doesn't sound
> > strange to me at all.
> It's the sort of thing that one should probably check out in a corpus
> before claiming it can't happen, but if I heard this sentence, I'd
> definitely interpret the [tu:] as 'two'.
sjb72 at columbia.edu
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