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LINGUIST List 16.3025

Wed Oct 19 2005

Qs: 'Only If'

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        1.    Annabel Cormack, 'Only If'


Message 1: 'Only If'
Date: 18-Oct-2005
From: Annabel Cormack <annabelling.ucl.ac.uk>
Subject: 'Only If'


Larry Horn and I would like to know whether there is a language which has a
single lexical item for reverse implication. It should translate 'only if' for
example in (1):

(1) Only if the cat is very hungry will it eat cabbage

Please send suggestions to laurence.hornyale.edu and/or annabelling.ucl.ac.uk.

Annabel Cormack

Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Syntax


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