From: Moon-Ryul Jung (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun Apr 18 1999 - 06:35:11 EDT
thanks for your kind answers to my questions.
But they force me to ask some clarifying questions.
> >EI DE MH, AIREI TO PLHRWMA AP' AUTOU TO KAINON TOU PALAIOU KAI
> >CEIRON SCISMA GINETAI.
>To sum up the alternataives:
> (a) TO PLHRWMA (the whole patched garment, which shrinks after being washed
> and dried) pulls the new (piece of cloth) away from the old (piece of
In that case, how should we take AP' AUTOU ? Does it modify TO PLHRWMA as
adjective? But the expression "The fullness from that" seems difficult to
> (b) TO PLHRWMA TO KAINON--the new patch pulls away from it--AIREI--from the
> old--TOU PALAIOU. This is somewhat awkward and requires AIREI to be
> understood either absolutely or with an only implied object. If this is
> what was intended, then we must understand TO KAINON TOU PALAIOU as a
> quasi-parenthetical clarification of the meaning of AIREI TO PLHRWMA AP'
> AUTOU: "the patch pulls away from it, i.e., the new piece from the old."
I like this option better.
> >3) In CEIRON SCISMA GINETAI, is SCISMA the subject of GINETAI?
> Most likely, yes, and in that case CEIRON will be a predicate adjective:
> "the tear gets worse."
But in this case, I would expect an article in front of SCISMA. Can we
Dept of Computer Science
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