[b-hebrew] Deut. 4:10 )$r

C. Stirling Bartholomew jacksonpollock at earthlink.net
Fri Oct 8 12:54:03 EDT 2004


On 10/8/04 7:05 AM, "Harold R. Holmyard III" <hholmyard at ont.com> wrote:

> The leftward versus rightward
> concept seems to build on the notion of a set grammatical sentence
> skeleton, but I am not sure that there is such a thing.

Yes, this seems to be an enduring feature of the Chomsky school. I had no
problem with it until  I started working in **natural** languages. The model
was useful with artifical (machine) languages but for ancient Greek syntax
and Biblical Hebrew is raises more problems than it solves.

thank you for your comments,
Clay Bartholomew 

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