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

James Read J.Read-2 at sms.ed.ac.uk
Mon Jul 6 05:24:15 EDT 2009

Hi David,

so you don't have any major disagreements with the method used by Rolf  
to determine his statistics or the values of the statistics he gathered?

James Christian

Quoting David Kummerow <farmerjoeblo at hotmail.com>:

>> Hi David,
>> it would seem that you have completely misunderstood my request. I
>> didn't ask you if you agree with Rolf's definition of perfect and
>> imperfect aspect. Rolf has provided statistics of the verb forms with
>> respect to temporal reference.
>> I was interested in you performing an analysis using the tools Rolf has
>> used to see if you come up with statistics that vary to any significant
>> degree. I consider 1 verb form to be an excessively small corpus and you
>> failed to show what linguistic tools you used to analyse the verb form.
>> James Christian
> Hi James,
> I personally see little point in doing this on this list where sincere
> linguistic efforts are mocked and those with standard positions are
> repeatedly mocked and asked to defend their position over and over.
> Until there is agreement as to what constitutes semantics, I see little
> point in progressing. If you want to read others in addition to Rolf
> using similar principals, see the monographs of Rogland, Goldfajn, Hatav
> and the dissertation of John Cook.
> Regards,
> David Kummerow.
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