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Re: misc. responses to And

> Dylan:
> > But I'm not sure I really understand And's argument.  I'd like
> > to see some explicit examples of meaningless statements using PA.
> Jorge came out with a good list last year. The other day John
> offered {suo ro suo}. Let that do for starters.

That's not such a good example, because it is meaningful.

{su'o ro} (at least all) is the same as {ro} (all).

When you have two (full) quantifiers, one next to the other, they
both apply, so {ro su'o broda} is "each/at least one broda}, i.e.
universal with existential import.

I conclude this by extending what the MEX paper says:

>> Another possibility is that of combining definite and indefinite numbers into
>> a single number.  This usage implies that the two kinds of numbers have the
>> same value in the given context:
>> 8.18)        mi viska le rore gerku
>>              I saw the all-of/two dogs.
>>              I saw both dogs.
>> 8.19)        mi speni so'ici prenu
>>              I am-married-to many/three persons.
>>              I am married to three persons (which is "many" in the circumstances).