Talk:diaphragmatic breathing

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diaphragmatic breathing[edit]

This term fails the coordination test, a basic syntactic test of whether a noun-noun phrase consititutes a unit. That is, it appears in constructions of the form "X COORDINATOR diaphragmatic breathing" where "X breathing" is a collocation that occurs and COORDINATOR is "and", "or", "not", and possibly others. See Citations:diaphragmatic breathing. DCDuring TALK 03:29, 22 August 2010 (UTC)

Weak delete. This is definitely SOP for some speakers: google books:"breathing is diaphragmatic" shows dozens of uses of diaphragmatic as a normal predicative adjective. But, it also shows several instances of "breathing is diaphragmatic breathing", which makes me suspect that some speakers do think of "diaphragmatic breathing" as a single unit. (That's not definitive — for example, "dead ____" is not a fixed expression for any "____" found in "the only good ____ is a dead ____" — but I think it's suggestive.) —RuakhTALK 03:55, 22 August 2010 (UTC)


I lean towards deleting this. I don't think Ruakh's example of "breathing is diaphragmatic breathing" demonstrates that the term is a single unit (consider "this sentence is a silly sentence") — or am I missing something? - -sche (discuss) 02:33, 16 July 2011 (UTC)

deleted -- Liliana 21:14, 24 July 2011 (UTC)