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I am a postdoc in philosophy.

I contribute to a blog for philosophers who use LaTeX. If you fall in to that niche, check it out: PhilTeX. (The blog will be of use to all kind of humanities scholars using LaTeX, I imagine, but it was started by, and is run by philosophers...) The blog is currently defunct, but may be resurrected soon.

I made this beamer colour change package that slowly changes the colour of structure elements of beamer presentations. Feedback welcome. I also made this moreenum package which adds new enumeration options. The TeX goodies page of my website includes some other bits and bobs I've done.


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comment Does the difference between an adjective and an adverb ever disambiguate?
I literally don't know how one would make a question less broad than a straight binary yes/no question.
Feb
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revised Does the difference between an adjective and an adverb ever disambiguate?
Made it clear that the question is actually quite narrow. As mentioned in the comments.
Feb
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comment Does the difference between an adjective and an adverb ever disambiguate?
@EdwinAshworth on a narrow reading of the question, it is a factual question: are there cases where the distinction makes a difference? Your examples are an answer to that question. This being a question and answer website, it seems obvious what you should do...
Feb
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comment Does the difference between an adjective and an adverb ever disambiguate?
@EdwinAshworth those examples look like valid examples, why not turn your comment into an answer?
Feb
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comment Does the difference between an adjective and an adverb ever disambiguate?
And could those who downvoted the question explain what is wrong with the question so that I can improve it?
Feb
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comment Does the difference between an adjective and an adverb ever disambiguate?
I wasn't suggesting we give anything up. I was asking for examples of how the giving up would affect the expressive power of the language.
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comment “As [adjective] as a [noun]” vs “as [adjective] a [noun] as there”
There's no assumption that the set of fascinating things is finite: just that there is such a thing as a "most fascinating thing".
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accepted Is there a historical trend towards shorter sentences?
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comment Why did only English undergo the Great Vowel Shift, making pronunciation stray so far from spelling?
I now live in Munich. I take it all back: Bavarians are so wrong about German pronunciation.