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From: "Andreas Johansson" <[log in to unmask]>
To: "Carsten Becker" <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Thursday, January 22, 2004 8:11 PM
Subject: Re: Again trigger & stuff


> Quoting Carsten Becker <[log in to unmask]>:
>
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Andreas Johansson" <[log in to unmask]>
> > Sent: Tuesday, January 20, 2004 5:50 PM
> > Subject: Re: Again trigger & stuff
> >
> >
> > > Quoting John Cowan <[log in to unmask]>:
> > >
> > > > Carsten Becker scripsit:
> > > >
> > > > > Not related to the topic, what does "anadew(ism)" mean? I didn't
find
> > it
> > > > in
> > > > > the dictionary. And what does ObConlang mean?
> > > >
> > > > "Anadew" is an acronym for (the exact expansion varies) "A natlang
also
> > > > does (it) even worse",
> > >
> > > I believe the original was "A Natlang's Already Dunnit, Except Worse".
> >
> > Isn't that just nitpicking?
>
> No, on account of not claiming that John's expansion is wrong. I only
thought
> that the original form may have some, well, antiquarian interest,
especially
> to someone who hangs around on a mailing list devoted to language.
>
> > An explanation of what it means is enough. OK
> > then - enough explication, I understood what it means. And btw, your and
> > John Cowan's explanation of what the letters mean actually only differ
in
> > the chosen tense.
>
> I don't really agree to that. Of seven lexemes, two are outright
different -
>  'even' vs 'except', 'also' vs 'already'.
>
> > Well, but what about the original question?
>
> Which was? Anadew|ism and ObConlang has already been explained, if memory
> serves.
>
>                                                           Andreas

So I'm sorry then. Didn't read thoroughly enough again ... (it happens again
and again and often, I'm a bit forward ("vorlaut", meaning you reply before
you think about something or others can say something)). Nevertheless,
please let's get back to the original topic (I mean the one with the
triggers and me having still problems with application. You know, the long
part of the mail.). I still would like to know about that. I hope you'll
forgive, too, that I reply directly to the list with the mail you've sent me
to my private adress including.

Carsten

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