Re: Ambiguity and disunification

From: Dean Snyder (
Date: Thu Mar 03 2005 - 14:21:06 CST

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    Peter Kirk wrote at 8:11 PM on Thursday, March 3, 2005:

    >Nevertheless, a single document may for example include passages in
    >which qamats is contrasted with qamats qatan and others in which it is
    >not. So it would be still be wrong to work on your assumption that the
    >interpretation is controlled by the context in any mechanical way.

    Which goes to one of my points - unless one assumes inconsistent and
    ambiguous usage in a given document there is NO way to indicate a
    context-free, three-way distinction using a two-way distinction. Which
    means, of course, that the two distinction has not solved the ambiguity


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