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methods of resolving mismatches between place structures and number of overt sumti


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> On Wednesday 06 April 2005 17:37, John E
> Clifford wrote:
> > I guess we just disagree about that. I have
> no
> > trouble in someone finding a bottle and
> saying
> > {ti botpi} or even {ti botpi la kok lo blaci}
> and
> > meaning (correctly it turns out) that this is
> > just like a bottle but for its lack of a lid.
>
> Yes, but {ti caca'a botpi la kok} and {ti
> caka'e botpi} are false. The bottle
> has a lid, but the lid is somewhere else, and
> without a lid it can't contain
> something in a botpi way.
>
> Of course if you find a bottle top, you can say
> {ti ve botpi}, and the same
> tense applies.
>
Here again, we just disagree. My point is just
that a blanked place may represent an explicit
{zi'o} as well as {zo'e} or {da} or.... and that,
even if its lid has been reduced to basic
physical components and scattered across the
universe (or never created at all for that
matter) {ti botpi} — even with {caca'a} still
applies correctly.

 


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