The last chamber, the last closet, he must feel was never opened; there is always a residuum unknown, unanalyzable
. That is, every man believes that he has a greater possibility.
Traugott (2001: 12) has recently drawn attention to the special place that exaptation may have in degrammaticalization, noting that, in exaptation, "individual morphemes have become relatively unanalyzable
, or have lost connectedness with other member of their class, and have opportunistically and idiosyncratically been reused".
(He also calls these the sparse properties.) As a good fighter, one who retreats no more than he has to, Lewis is tempted to take this conception of a property as a brute, unanalyzable
, ontological stopping point.
For example, the author allows (if not outright embraces) the view that there are, or can be, disembodied persons and nonliving persons ("person" is taken as primitive and unanalyzable
It usually contains overlapping and preserves some of the meaning of at least one of the source words, though sometimes so much of the roots are lost that a blend is unanalyzable
. (Cannon 1986: 730; his emphasis, STG)
Scruton regards musical expressiveness as somehow inherently unanalyzable
, and chides me for even attempting a definition of it (353).
Scanlon's buck-passing account of value, to be valuable is not to possess intrinsic value as a simple and unanalyzable
property, but rather to have other properties that provide reasons to take up an attitude in favor of their owner or against it.
Note, too, that one or both parts of compounds sometimes become so reduced phonologically that the whole word becomes unanalyzable
For example, Ferejohn claims the following, "To begin with, truth, the first condition listed at 71b6, is no more than an unanalyzable
consequence of Aristotle's very minimal requirement that a demonstration must constitute a proof (or sound argument) for its conclusion." (3) It is not clear why Ferejohn fails to mention the example of the commensurable diagonal Aristotle presents in his text, nor is it entirely clear why Ferejohn believes truth is an "unanalyzable
Definitely, it provides no justification for regarding the cleft construction as a "transform" unanalyzable
in its own right.
The aim of the editor, Richard Schantz, who teaches at the University of Siegen, is to provide an assessment of rive competing answers: truth is correspondence, truth is coherence, truth is pragmatical utility, truth is a primitive unanalyzable
property, and truth is disquotation.
These lend themselves to being interpreted as (unanalyzable
) formulaic expressions.