wayyiqtol, david's question

Vincent DeCaen decaen at chass.utoronto.ca
Mon Aug 9 15:29:21 EDT 1999

good question, david.

i would hazard the following guess about native speakers: they would
consider forms consecutive to the extent that AND is part of the
semantics of the form. so the mandarin analysis, definitely not; but
the swahili with the morpheme -ka- meaning roughly AND THEN,
definitely. Probably intermediate cases, though no example comes to

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