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Re: hypothetical, or non-hypothetical ?

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  • Maluflen@aol.com
    In a message dated 98-11-22 01:46:15 EST, rmswain@rmcs.net writes:
    Message 1 of 4 , Nov 22, 1998
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      In a message dated 98-11-22 01:46:15 EST, rmswain@... writes:

      <<
      Q, for example, is hypothetical (at least in use of this) not because it
      is unlikely in any sense to have existed (probably did) but rather
      because we have neither manuscript nor overt citation; hence our
      reconstruction of the document is hypothetical. >>

      This is too weak. It is not only our reconstruction of the document (in the
      case of Q) that is hypothetical, but even its very existence.

      Leonard Maluf
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