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    bear to each other

    This particular text is taken from "Contemporary Linguistic Analysis" by William O' Grady and John Archibald. (Just citing the source to avoid possible troubles - if I don't have to do this let me know)

    We can sum up the relationship that the two ls bear to each other by stating that the two ls are phonetically distinct but that because of their phonetic similarity, predictable distribution, and non-contrastiveness, they are phonologically the same in the sound system of English.
    What exactly does 'bear to' mean in this sentence?

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    Re: bear to each other

    In this case, bear means to have or show correlation. We don't know what effect the lawsuit will bear on the stock price.

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