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Re: DTD Notation raises a question
- From: John Cowan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: Rod Davison <email@example.com>
- Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2001 17:18:22 -0400
Rod Davison wrote:
> In Linguistics, it is well known that true synonomy does not exist. Given
> two putative semantic synonyms (like "medial" and "middle") -- one can always
> find a discourse pragmatic usage of one where the other would not be allowed
> ("I am the middle child", *"I am the medial child.").
He has Jakob-Creutzfeldt disease.
He has Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.
He has subacute spongiform encephalopathy.
These three terms may be substituted for one another in any context.
There is / one art || John Cowan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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to do / all things || http://www.ccil.org/~cowan
with art- / lessness \\ -- Piet Hein