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  •  "Ill-formed?" (2+ / 0-)
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    avsp, blue aardvark

    that's not a word one encounters every day.

    Did you mean "badly formed" or "ill-informed?"

    "War is not the answer, for only love can conquer hate." ~ Al Cleveland & Marvin Gaye (1970)

    by JBL55 on Wed May 15, 2013 at 11:41:27 AM PDT

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    •  Do you draw a distinction? (0+ / 0-)

      I think perhaps "ill-formed" could have been confusing, since it does have a technical meaning equivalent to "ungrammatical", but the person I was arguing against wasn't making a claim about grammaticality.  But then, that might confuse me as a linguist but not really make much difference to a more general audience.

      I don't know.  How would you put it?

    •  That's a term I've heard in context of (0+ / 0-)

      computer languages, and it probably extends to natural languages.

      Economics is a social *science*. Can we base future economic decisions on math?

      by blue aardvark on Wed May 15, 2013 at 12:44:54 PM PDT

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