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Query Details

Query Subject:   When/Where did "I see" mean "I understand"??
Author:   Robert Angelino
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Semantics
Subject Language(s):  English

Query:   I am interested in learning the history of the phrase 'I see' used to
mean 'I understand'. Any information or facts related to this would be very much appreciated. Please respond if you have any linguistic or historical
insight related to this question, or even if you have ideas on how I might research this information myself. (I have no linguistic background, so no suggestions or ideas are too obvious- any and all responses will be most welcome.)

Thank you in advance.

Robert Angelino
Director of Software Development
High Tower Software Inc.
(949) 852-2233
LL Issue: 10.375
Date posted: 10-Mar-1999


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