Aristotle - The Organon DE SOPHISTICIS ELENCHIS Section 3 Part 21
Accentuation gives rise to no fallacious arguments, either as written
or as spoken, except perhaps some few that might be made up;
the following argument. `Is
(where you lodge)
(you do not lodge)
the negation of
`But you said that
is a house: therefore the house is a negation.'
How one should solve this, is clear: for the word does not mean the same when
spoken with an acuter and when spoken with a graver accent.
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