From: Brian M. Scott
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Brian M. Scott"[...]
> <BMScott@...> wrote:
>> At 10:59:35 AM on Wednesday, September 24, 2008, tgpedersen
>> So you've paid no attention to the fact that pre-nasalIt's been discussed in this thread.
>> raising is a natural phenomenon that occurs elsewhere; I
>> know of no evidence that pre-lateral raising of /e/ is
> I hadn't thought of that one.
>>> Nonsense. As you should know, if you have a set you canI said no such thing. And since I have now made this point
>>> define it either by enumeration or by a defining function.
>>> There can be several of those. You use as generating
>>> function the rules you root for, and then you claim it's
>>> just a description.
>> Because it is, of course. A set, mathematical or otherwise,
>> can have more than one description. The description may
>> suggest a particular construction of the set, but it does
>> not in general *entail* a particular construction.
> But that's what you are using in your reasoning. The set
> can be generated this way, therefore it *was* generated
> this way.