Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Linguistic Sentences

Before going through the Linguistics program at Iowa State, I knew that the sentence buffalo, buffalo, Buffalo, buffalo, buffalo, buffalo, Buffalo, buffalo existed and was a correct sentence.  However, I did not know the workings of this sentence and exactly why it was a correct sentence.  Iowa State has taught me and I now understand this chart.
For clarity on the chart, you can visit the Wikipedia article where this chart was found at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buffalo_buffalo_Buffalo_buffalo_buffalo_buffalo_Buffalo_buffalo

"Buffalo sentence 1 parse tree" by Johndburger (SVG by King of Hearts) - w:Image:Buffalo sentence 1 parse tree.png. Licensed under Public Domain via Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Buffalo_sentence_1_parse_tree.svg#/media/File:Buffalo_sentence_1_parse_tree.svg

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