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On Wed, Jun 4, 2008 at 2:45 PM, David J. Peterson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Mark J. Reed:
> <<
> Looks like you dropped some words in the middle of your intro
> paragraph: "Most logographs are used to indicate words, but some
> (e.g., those that make up the syllabary) are used for both the
> original words they were created to convey, and a phonemic string
> don't."
>>>
>
> Oh, no, that' "don't" is functional: it means "don't read the functional
> 'don't'."  I can see how you'd make that mistake, though.

Huh?  That sentence no English.

"Most logographs are used to indicate words, but some don't" would work.

"Most logographs are used to indicate words, but some (e.g. those that
make up the syllabary) don't."  would work.

"Most logographs are used to indicate words, but some (e.g. those that
make up the syllabary) are used for both the original words they were
created to convey, and a phonemic string."  would work, although the
comma is questionable.

But there's no way for "and a phonemic string don't" to make sense.
What am I missing?



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Mark J. Reed <[log in to unmask]>