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Re: Order & meaning in a proposition

From: Lemming <thiswillbounce_at_bumblbee.demon.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 06 Apr 2004 18:04:18 +0100
Message-ID: <gjo570h5osc09f9mab31picaml0fiaco28@4ax.com>


On Tue, 06 Apr 2004 17:57:56 +0100, Lemming <thiswillbounce_at_bumblbee.demon.co.uk> wrote:

>The point of contention seems to be that since the President was
>mentioned in the statement before the Secretary of the Interior, then
>the President must have been seated first. It could simply be though
>that the writer felt that the President is more important than the
>Secretary, and so should be mentioned first. The writer need not even
>have known the order of seating in order for the statement to be
>written exactly as is.

D'Oh, I get it now. Because a statement could have multiple interpretations, when we model it we risk losing one or more of those interpretations.

Lemming

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Received on Tue Apr 06 2004 - 12:04:18 CDT

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