Double negatives and linguistics

From: N & RJ Hanscamp (
Date: Sun Sep 26 1999 - 05:24:56 EDT

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<P><FONT face=Arial></FONT><FONT face=Arial>Recently read in the OM Relay
<P><FONT face=Arial>A linguistics professor was lecturing to his class one day.
&quot;In English,&quot; he said, &quot;a double negative forms a positive. In
some languages, though, such as Greek, a double negative is still a negative.
However, there is no language wherein a double positive can form a
<P><FONT face=Arial>A voice from the back of the room piped up, &quot;Yeah,
<P><FONT face=Arial></FONT>&nbsp;</P>
<P><FONT face=Arial>Nigel</FONT></P><FONT face=Arial></FONT></FONT><FONT
<DIV><FONT color=#000000 size=2><FONT face=Arial>Nigel and Rebecca
Hanscamp<BR></FONT>Trinity Methodist Theological College<BR>Auckland Consortium
of Theological Education, New Zealand<BR>Email: <A


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