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i'm a syntactician. that means i study absurd sentences for a living. these are the best of the best.

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Oct
26th
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The bellicose man is whistling while trimming the boomerang.
— Warlpiri / Simpson and Bresnan 1983
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The emu spoilt the berries.
— Warlpiri / Laughren 2002
Mar
13th
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But I think we had to eat them because they were always having babies.
— St’áti’mcets / Matthewson 2005
Oct
22nd
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Let me find my reindeer.
— Evenki / König and Siemund (2007)
May
6th
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The bread jumped out.
— Saanich / Turner (2012)
Mar
4th
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Now act so manly that you drive them away, so that we don’t lack all good things.
— Old Icelandic / Rögnvaldsson (1998)
Nov
18th
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I drove a team of horses to your mother.
— Blackfoot / Bliss (2011)
Jul
16th
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My koalas were not misplaced by the luggage handlers.
— English / Potsdam (1996)
Jul
15th
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Don’t sod off right away now, man, don’t spoil things!
— Dutch / Rooryck and Postma (2007)
Jun
3rd
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I don’t like the ash cloud
— Icelandic (well played, sir)