Date: Sun, 16 Nov 1997 22:45:26 -0500
From: Kusujiro Miyoshi kw900325[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]S.SOKA.AC.JP
Subject: double negatives
The discussion on double negatives is quite interesting for me in
that it reminds me the arguments in England in the eighteenth
century. This discussion seems to be the one being had between
Priestley and Lowth.
Just for the reference, we, the Japanese use double or triple
negatives in a logical way in general. In that case, however, the
speaker has an intention to avoid definite statement.
Kusujiro Miyoshi + Fumiaki Ushio,
kw900325[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]s.soka.ac.jp