A Net of Fireflies: Japanese Haiku and Haiku Paintings by Harold Stewart

By Harold Stewart

A hundred and eighty web page not easy disguise e-book of Haiku poems and work. released by way of Charles E. Tuttle corporation in a primary variation reward ebook in 1993.

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Kono tubo wa sukosi kizu ga arimasu ne. ' b. Kono tubo wa sukosi kizu ga aru -yoo desu ne. ' can be expressed in an indirect form like (28b) and (29b). e. through external direct experience. The indirect form in (28b) and (29b), however, is preferred if he/she wants to be polite, or to speak out of consideration of the owner. Information which meets conditions (25b), (25c) or (25d) has another characteristic which information meeting (25a) does not have. The latter kind of information does not have cases where the basis for asserting a given piece of information is insufficient.

This is clearly seen in such phrases as if you like and if I may. Notice that all these indirect forms can be used to make polite or softer utterances than the direct form. That is, whatever elements mitigate the force of a direct statement or assertion can be used to constitute the indirect form. 18 TERRITORY OF INFORMATION 25 In Table 1, there are three remaining Cases which are expressed in different forms: the N(egative)Y(es)N(o)Q(uestion) form, which is common to Cases BC and CB, is the form exemplified in (44): (44) a.

B. I hear that the gravitation on the surface of the moon is about one-sixth of that on the surface of the earth. In contrast, an astronomer can use the direct form (69) in talking to a layman, since that will be an instance of Case A to him/her. Thus, it depends entirely on the identities of the speaker and the hearer which Case holds at the moment of speech. This observation also shows that the notion of territory of information is independent of any existing category of knowledge that has been proposed in philosophy and other fields: the universal truth stated in (69) does not always fall into everyone's territory.

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