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On Fri, Jan 18, 2013 at 12:02 PM, Gary Shannon <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Working with my conlang machine translation project, I'm playing with
> the tagger code and I found a useful way to classify words during the
> process of tagging, and I'm wondering if there is a term for this
> already.
>
> Consider a template sentence with an empty slot: ___box fell.
>
> Now consider the set of words than can be put in that location in the
> template:
>
>         { a the my our your his her its their one some this that every
> each }
>
> I want to say that the set has property X with respect to template Y.
> From the Greek roots for "same" and "location" I came up with
> "isotaxis" and called the set "isotaxic" WRT sentence Y.
>
> A different template might generate a different "isotaxic" set:
>
>         Sentence template: ___ boxes fell.
>
>         Isotaxic set = { the my our your his her its their some these those
> many few two }
>
> Is there already a word for this property, and if not, does "isotaxis"
> sound right? Or can anyone suggest a better term?
>

Blank filler?

stevo

>
> thanks.
>
> --gary
>