second thoughts on Nkinis

Wilson Gray wilson.gray at RCN.COM
Fri Dec 24 20:12:12 UTC 2004

On Dec 23, 2004, at 11:19 PM, Arnold M. Zwicky wrote:

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> On Dec 23, 2004, at 4:11 PM, Laurence Horn wrote:
>> ... as I'm sure Arnold and a couple of other old-timers will recall,
>> it wasn't Raising for Rosenbaum (in the "core grammar" model),
>> but...(wait for it)...IT-REPLACEMENT.
> oh dear, so it was.
>>  So I guess, in retrospect, it
>> wasn't the *name* "Raising" that was patented, but the process itself.
> this is, if anything, even harder to imagine.  but, hey, 2 mills

"Mill" is the local St. Louis term for what is officially a "Missouri
sales-tax token," originally made of some metal [zinc?] and later of
plastic in red and green denominations. Is the term in use elsewhere?


>  to the
> patent-holder for each time you produce an instance of SSR or SOR, and
> the money mounts up fast!
> i guess discoverers of *constraints* are out in the cold here.
> arnold

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