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In WG, a grammar is a network of relations between words and other things. More generally, conceptual structures are networks which relate concepts to each other via a variety of relationships. Figure 21 illustrates such a network by showing how the word eats is related, via the lexeme EAT, to a meaning (`eating'), to another inflection of the same lexeme (eat), to other words that are potential subjects and objects, to a morpheme (eat) and via this to the letters <e>, <a> and <t>. More distantly, eats is related in meaning to DRINK and in form to heat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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