Jim Grossmann wrote:
> >Tom Wier wrote:
> >Okay, but that doesn't make an adverb + noun, in any
> >language, any more comprehensible, does it? I know I kinda
> >jumped into the middle of things here.
> Well, it doesn't make sense to me either as a noun-phrase,
> although I can envision circumstances in which the sequence
> could occur as a sentence.
Well, right, of course. I thought it was fairly clear we're not
talking about that, though (or maybe I missed something by jumping
in medias res like that?).
> NO-VERB EXISTENTIAL CONSTRUCTION WITH
> SENTENCE ADVERB:
> C: Nicely hippo. = Nicely enough, there was/is a hippo.
> I know that's not quite what the original "adverb + noun"
> author had in mind, but it's all I could think of offhand.
For some reason, I don't think I could get what you have here
out of "nicely hippo" without some very special circumstance.
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