[Tshwanelex-l] Fwd: (Fwd) Re: showing genders / past tenses

Claire Bowern claire.bowern at yale.edu
Sun Jun 12 12:41:47 EDT 2011

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From: David Joffe <david.joffe at tshwanedje.com>
Date: Thu, Mar 31, 2011 at 3:39 PM
Subject: [Tshwanelex-l] (Fwd) Re:  showing genders / past tenses
To: tshwanelex-l at mailman.yale.edu

I wrote:

> "If there can be more than one of some type of info, that usually
> suggests you want to first add an element, and add your new attribute
> to that element. This is because for each attribute of an individual
> element in the Tree View, there is one (and only one) attribute value
> for that element::attribute. If there is only one of some type of
> information (for a given 'owner' element), then that information can
> be an attribute."

Sorry, this last sentence would be clearer if it read:

... then that information can be only a new attribute (of an
existing element), and not necessarily a new element.

 - David

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