(OT) The Importance of Getting the Casing Right (was: Freedom to Normalise)

From: Otto Stolz (Otto.Stolz@uni-konstanz.de)
Date: Tue May 06 2008 - 09:35:46 CDT

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    Kenneth Whistler schrieb:
    > Huh? Casing changes the interpretation of text,

    An amusing example of the effect casing can exert on interpretation
    is the following minimal pair of German clauses:
    - Er hat in Moskau liebe Genossen. (=At Moskow, he has dear Comrades)
    - Er hat in Moskau Liebe genossen. (=At Moskow, he has enjoyed love)

       Otto Stolz

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