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Re: possible readings of "John seeks a bike or a fish"

} scope is no problem given the large number of explicit left and right
} markers for grammatical constructs

Then if `le' and `lo' distinguish narrow and wide scope of descriptions,
and if there is another, more general, means of indicating scope,
why have `le' and `lo'?  Or, at least, why use them to distinguish
scopes in the kind of case that was being discussed?  (Which did not
involve definiteness.)  It misrepresents the distinction involved
as having to do with a property, when it is really relational.

    -- Greg, lee@uhccux.uhcc.hawaii.edu (lee@uhccux on Bitnet)