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Tue Feb 02 2010

Disc: Interesting Analogy Question

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Message 1: Interesting Analogy Question
Date: 18-Jan-2010
From: Heather McLoud <tirtzah_chaiyahoo.com>
Subject: Interesting Analogy Question
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I was asked by the fine people at ''Ask a Linguist'' to submit this here. I
tried writing a GRE-style analogy question which goes as follows:

semantics : semiotics

as

sentence : _________

When I wrote the question I thought the answer was ''alphabet''. However, I
also included the potential answer ''grammar''. Several of my friends
thought the answer should be ''grammar'', not ''alphabet''. Your thoughts?

Thanks,
Heather.


Linguistic Field(s): Not Applicable




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