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Friday, November 20, 2015

Noam Chomsky on Linguistics


Maaguaa:  Interesting, as I speak Mandarin and when I try to say, "can eagles that fly swim?" in Mandarin, the modifications are in fact linear in literal translation; 会飞的鹰会游泳吗?or "can fly of eagles can swim?" which is a linear modification unlike that of modern English. (Comment)Same goes for Italian: Le aquile intelligenti sanno nuotare (NP) (AP) (VP) The eagles smart can swim