Post by occam Post by Athel Cornish-Bowden Post by Dingbat
When spoken, what is the difference between these two?
Yes, and timing, not to mention context.
I don't think any ambiguity should arise in practice. Why would it be
pernicious if it did?
Anyway, I think Dingbat may have gone back to his
bad habit, "pernicious", even, of not saying what the message is about
in the message itself.
You have apparently blocked PDT. The original Subject / message
'uncoupling' was perpetrated by PDT.
Apparently now the moron refuses even to look at what is quoted? But if that were so, how could he
utter his utterly uninformed opinion about the two sentences involved?
(It was the Russian gentleman, the one who masquerades as Georgian, who deleted the topic of the
thread, not Ranjit, so the moron's ire is, as so often, sadly misplaced.)
And, precisely because the subject header is decoupled from the message content, the content
of the message was made fully independent of the content of the header.
Of course, he may simply never have become aware of the technical term "pernicious ambiguity"
because of his pervasive ignorance of linguistics.
(occam, though, appears to be afflicted with a sort of dyslexia.)
To answer Ranjit's question, in one sentence "found" is accented, in the other "out" is accented, and
effectively a "pause" results -- not a silence, but the effect of the enhancement of both stress and pitch.
Post by occam
(I only "think" that because I haven't seen his
Post by Athel Cornish-Bowden
original message.) It was in part for that and in part because of his
frequent refusal to express his own view that led me to stop reading his