What to count (was: Hair-splitting...)

Paul S. Dixon dixonps at juno.com
Thu Jul 15 11:40:46 EDT 1999

On Thu, 15 Jul 1999 11:22:49 EDT "Paul S. Dixon" <dixonps at juno.com>

Please excuse the scribal error below.

>Yes, these verbs have perfect/pluperfect morphological forms and 
>are semantically equivalent to present and imperfect forms, but
>exactly how would their inclusion in the data skew anything?
>Their forms don't change, do they?  If not, then A=B, and we
>aren't really concerned about that anyhow.  It is only the C and
>D part of the data, where the perfect/pluperfect form is changing
>to the aorist, that we are concerned about.  If so, then their 
>inclusion would only make the outcome less noticeable, but
>it should still be noticeable.  Again, if A=B and C>D, then 

Obviously, the last inequality should read, (A+C)>(B+D).

Paul Dixon

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