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CONLANG  June 1999, Week 1

CONLANG June 1999, Week 1

Subject:

Re: Focus, interrogatives

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"Raymond A. Brown" <[log in to unmask]>

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Constructed Languages List <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Wed, 2 Jun 1999 21:16:44 +0100

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At 8:00 am -0700 2/6/99, Matt Pearson wrote:
>Ray Brown wrote (among many other things):
>
>>I think it gets confusing thinking around focus and comment.  They are two
>>separate idea.  'Comment' contrasts with 'topic' and is simply what is
>>topic.  'focus' is found, if the sentence has one, as part of the comment:
>>the part that focusses our attention on new info.
>
>Potentially confusing typo here:  The second sentence should read "Comment
>contrasts with topic and is simply what is NOT the topic."

OOPS!!

You're right.

Mea culpa  :=(

Thanks for spotting it,
Ray.

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