On Tue, 1 Jun 1999, Brian Betty wrote:
> B.Philip Jonsson asked: "i don't get that one. did you ever read the
> Chinese "white horse" paradigm?"
> In Classical Chinese, yes. A wonderful text, if utter nonsense in transla=
> Bai ma fei ma
> "A white horse isn't a horse"
> where fei is specifically a negative copula, hence the confusion in Engli=
> Fei is a marked verb, a negative copula, where the English "isn't" isn't
> really marked. It makes a lot of s