[b-hebrew] knowledge of language versus language use (was Pronoun )nky in Judg 6:8)

Harold R. Holmyard III hholmyard at ont.com
Sat Oct 9 14:31:49 EDT 2004


Dear Dave,

>I thought about responding to Harold's post, but figured you could do a better
>job :-)  I think the reason he doesn't understand the subconscious part is
>because you and he are talking about two very different levels of language
>usage, i.e. you are talking about the very deep, fundamental level that says
>"I form a question by reversing the subject and verb, except when X, Y or Z
>is needed" and that sort of thing, whereas he's talking about a very high
>level of word choice, connotation, emphasis, and other matters of a more
>pragmatic nature.  It's always difficult to have a discussion when we're
>talking right past each other...

HH: I had in mind the specific examples of extraposition and leftward 
or rightward shifting that Robert gave in his paper under discussion. 
So we should have been on exactly the same page.

				Yours,
				Harold Holmyard




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