[[lug] DSL, static IPs and the hunt for red october.]
duke at firstworld.net
Sat Aug 26 23:19:16 MDT 2000
Thanx for the excellent humor. BTW, as an amateur linguistics
junkie, I'm curious as to what parser (manual, software?) you
used? Reminds me of when I used BNF to model DesCarte's
"proof" of the existence of Gog.
Chris Riddoch wrote:
> Duke Smith <duke at firstworld.net> writes:
> > Sean Reifschneider wrote:
> > > Short form: It seems Duke is admitting that people wanting IPs today can't
> > > get them for $35, as he implied earlier, and that the numbers he based
> > > his calculation of gorging by ISPs for IP addresses.
> > 1) This isn't even a sentence.
> As much as I hate to join a good flamewar, this is just too tempting
> on a Saturday morning with little better to do. (Yes, I'm stalling.)
> (S (INT "Short Form:") (NP "It")
> (VP (V "seems")
> (COMP "that"
> (NP "Duke")
> (VP "is admitting"
> (COMP "that"
> (N "people")
> (ADJ "wanting")
> (N "IPs")
> (ADJ "today")))
> (VP "can't get"
> (NP "them")
> (ADV "for")
> (NP (N "$35")))
> (COMP "as"
> (NP "he")
> (VP "implied")
> (ADV "earlier"))))
> (COMP "and that"
> (DET "the")
> (N "numbers")
> (ADJ "on which")
> (NP (N "he"))
> (VP "based"
> (NP (N "his calculations of gorging by ISPs for IP addresses")))))
> (VP (*))))))))
> It seems the last clause lacks a verb phrase, but it's fairly easy to
> fill in that blank. I may have parsed something wrong, but I believe
> I got the significant structures right.
> > 2) I neither said nor implied (you inferred) anything of the kind
> I haven't followed the thread, so I won't bother to say whether I
> think every claim in this sentence is accurate, but I did notice that
> the main verb in the sentence is "seems". Whether anything "seems" or
> not can really be a matter of opinion, unless someone would like to
> argue epistemology with me, which might make for a good Sunday morning
> post in itself.
> This waste of time has been brought to you by me (a linguistics and
> linux geek) the letter 'G', and the number '7'. Thank you.
> Chris Riddoch
> socket at peakpeak.com
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