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>Jim Grossmann wrote:

>> >Tom Wier wrote:
>> >Okay, but that doesn't make an adverb + noun, in any
>> >language, any more comprehensible, does it? I know I kinda
>> >jumped into the middle of things here.

>> Well, it doesn't make sense to me either as a noun-phrase,
>> although I can envision circumstances in which the sequence
>> could occur as a sentence.

>Well, right, of course.  I thought it was fairly clear we're not
>talking about that, though (or maybe I missed something by jumping
>in medias res like that?).


Yes, Tom, it was clear.    But when I was faced with an impossible
construction, I couldn't resist mentioning the closest possible things to it
that I could think of.



>> NO-VERB EXISTENTIAL CONSTRUCTION WITH
>> SENTENCE ADVERB:
>>
>> C: Nicely hippo. = Nicely enough, there was/is a hippo.
>>
>> I know that's not quite what the original "adverb + noun"
>> author had in mind, but it's all I could think of offhand.
>
>For some reason, I don't think I could get what you have here
>out of "nicely hippo" without some very special circumstance.


Not in English, certainly.   I should have made it a lot clearer that I was
talking about a nonce-language example.   [Hmmm.   Is there are notation for
nonce-examples?]

All the best,

Jim