LINGUIST List 7.1033

Tue Jul 16 1996

Qs: Eco quote, Deontic modalities, Imperative-aorist form

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  1. Roger Depledge, Eco quote
  2. Andrea Rossetti, deontic modalities
  3. The Linguist List (by way of z.gabsiuws.edu.au (Zo uhir Gabsi)), The imperative-aorist form in Arabic

Message 1: Eco quote

Date: 16 Jul 1996 03:04:37 EDT
From: Roger Depledge <101233.3041CompuServe.COM>
Subject: Eco quote

"Communication is a moral question: Who is to make more effort, the
person sending the message or the person receiving it?"

Thus my garbled memory of an interview with Umberto Eco in ~The
Guardian~ (UK), some time in the 1980s. Does anyone know the original
Italian from Eco's prolific work? Or, even more gratifyingly, an
earlier formulation of the same idea?

Roger Depledge Linguists must not,
Freelance translator repeat NOT,
Toulouse be prescriptive.
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Message 2: deontic modalities

Date: Tue, 16 Jul 1996 14:17:55 +0200
From: Andrea Rossetti <rossipv85.unipv.it>
Subject: deontic modalities

 I am studying the iteration of deontic modalities in formal
languages. I am looking for works on deontic modalties in natural
languages. thanks for the answer

Andrea Rossetti
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Message 3: The imperative-aorist form in Arabic

Date: Tue, 16 Jul 1996 09:18:29 +1000
From: The Linguist List (by way of z.gabsiuws.edu.au (Zo uhir Gabsi)) < Gabsi))">linguisttam2000.tamu.edu uhir Gabsi))>
Subject: The imperative-aorist form in Arabic
I am currently comparing Arabic and Berber verbal themes. I came across the
imperative-aorist form. Can any one explain the difference between aorist
and imperative?

Regards

Zouhir Gabsi
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