New answers tagged

2 votes

Is there a shared word for "word" and "thing" in any language other than Hebrew?

Yes, ancient and modern Armenian and Aramaic, and probably not by coincidence - the link between these sense of word and thing seems to be common to the ancient literary languages of the Eastern ...
Adam Bittlingmayer's user avatar
0 votes

What effect does the wrong T-V pronoun have on truth-value?

Short answer: None whatsover. Tu es allé au marché hier. Vous êtes allé au marché hier. Both can be true or false or either can. One is the French vous form aka polite form and the other is the tu ...
Lambie's user avatar
  • 727
11 votes
Accepted

What effect does the wrong T-V pronoun have on truth-value?

The choice of register (how respectful you're being) is generally considered a pragmatic matter, not a semantic one. In other words, it could potentially make an utterance infelicitous, but cannot ...
Draconis's user avatar
  • 65.2k

Top 50 recent answers are included