Re: [tied] Re: On the ordering of some PIE rules

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 48885
Date: 2007-06-07

On 2007-06-07 01:27, tgpedersen wrote:

> I wanted to
> know if you could refute one way or another what I claimed all along,
> namely that GL in the classical theory is a rule with an exception,
> not whether you could couch classical GL in other terms.

No, "classical" GL is not a rule with an exception. No linguists uses
the word "exception" in this way. The _blocking environment_ is part of
the original formulation of GL, in itself fully regular, so the outcome
of GL remains predictable. Many rules include statements about the
environment in which they _don't apply_. This only means that they are
not completely unconditional.