Category Archives: Research

Dudman as prophylaxis

I note that Co-ordinator Bob is worried about an outbreak of subjunctivitis when I try to speak about the Ancient Greek verbal system, and offers some Dudman as cover. It’s intriguing to note, however, that Dudman makes his comments first … Continue reading

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The Chinese all look the same

I doubt it. The Chinese have no difficulty in recognising other Chinese. But perhaps it is true that they all sound the same. For Agent Gombrich reminds us that Chinese speakers are often bedevilled by homophony. Chinese is so full … Continue reading

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The Ten Commandments (2)

It turns out that what we might call El Decálogo Infantil (see: The Ten Commandments) is rather more straightforward evidence for our thesis than other versions.  My investigations proceed. Meanwhile, an initial look at Latin, French, Portuguese and Italian produces suggestive … Continue reading

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The Ten Commandments

Evidence of the intrinsically modal nature of the so-called Spanish Future Tense, and a request for help with French, Italian, etc. Continue reading

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Escalation

A Google search today for English Tenses proffered 1,310,000 sites.   I  visited some 50 of them.  All offering tuition and training in the understanding and use of ‘the basic English tenses’.  My first port of call descried 8 ‘basic tenses’, the second … Continue reading

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