significado posicional respeitante

English translation: [expressed] 'position' in terms of

21:06 Nov 29, 2006
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Portuguese term or phrase: significado posicional respeitante
Dessa forma, os conteúdos posicionais dos verbos X e Y são relativos, ao expressar significado posicional respeitante ao local/disposição/altura em que se encontra o referente e não à posição específica do referente em si mesmo
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Local time: 02:39
English translation:[expressed] 'position' in terms of
Explanation:
"Positional meaning," the more obvious translation, could be ambiguous. It is usually means the significance of an element derived from its position with respect to others. In other words, the fact that X occupies a particular slot gives it a certain meaning. Here "posicional" refers the positional attitude of a given object -- e.g., vertical. horizontal, above, below, at an angle, etc.

My interpretation of the sentence:

"Thus, the position-related content of the verbs X and Y is relative, in that it expresses 'position' in terms of the location/attitude/height in which the referent is found rather than the specific position of the referent as such.

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Note added at 3 hrs (2006-11-30 00:06:29 GMT)
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Maybe it's better to repeat the word "relevant":

"Thus, the position-related content of the verbs X and Y is relative, in that it expresses 'position' in terms of the RELATIVE location/attitude/height in which the referent is found rather than the specific position of the referent as such.
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Muriel Vasconcellos
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If I could assign more points, I would! Thanks for the help here (I bet you're getting sick of hearing it)... TGIF!
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[expressed] 'position' in terms of


Explanation:
"Positional meaning," the more obvious translation, could be ambiguous. It is usually means the significance of an element derived from its position with respect to others. In other words, the fact that X occupies a particular slot gives it a certain meaning. Here "posicional" refers the positional attitude of a given object -- e.g., vertical. horizontal, above, below, at an angle, etc.

My interpretation of the sentence:

"Thus, the position-related content of the verbs X and Y is relative, in that it expresses 'position' in terms of the location/attitude/height in which the referent is found rather than the specific position of the referent as such.

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Note added at 3 hrs (2006-11-30 00:06:29 GMT)
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Maybe it's better to repeat the word "relevant":

"Thus, the position-related content of the verbs X and Y is relative, in that it expresses 'position' in terms of the RELATIVE location/attitude/height in which the referent is found rather than the specific position of the referent as such.


Muriel Vasconcellos
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If I could assign more points, I would! Thanks for the help here (I bet you're getting sick of hearing it)... TGIF!
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