[b-hebrew] b-hebrew Uncancellable meaning and Hebrew verbs

David Kummerow farmerjoeblo at hotmail.com
Sun Jul 5 01:26:09 EDT 2009


Hi James,

Yes, I agree. Linguistic typology gets around this to some extent by 
semantic mapping methodology. I actually presented on this very topic at 
an academic conference this week!

Regards,
David Kummerow.


> Hi David,
> 
> I would be very interested in hearing an answer from you to the question 
> posed.
> 
> Argument by translation doesn't really seem to make any sense. When we 
> translate we frequently choose the forms that make sense in the target 
> language. e.g. Italian andavo can be translated in English as 'I went', 
> 'I was going' or 'I used to go' depending on the context.
> 
> James Christian
> 




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