Re: Nouns, verbs, adjectives... and why they're p
|From:||Raymond A. Brown <raybrown@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, December 16, 1998, 19:56|
At 6:57 am +0000 11/12/98, Raymond A. Brown wrote:
>Er - have I missed something in this thread or am I being thicker than
>usual (it's been a long term)? But I see in my garden things that look
>like sqirrels, magpies and cats, marked as such. Darn it! I guess the
>little critters don't belong to different animal classes at all.
>Well, since then I've seen Mathias Lassai's long reply which looks very
>interesting. Two things I'm going to do today: have a look at Danoven &
>read Mathias mail carefully.
The above was sent sometime back and lost itself in cyberspace before
I have corresponded with Joshua on this and he pointed out that my magpies,
cats & squirrels are always such. The squirrel cannot oneday decide to
appear marked as a magpie and behave as such; whereas a Danoven word can,
by assuming different suffixes appear and function in the role of noun,
adjective, verb or whatever.
I am quite happy with his replies & would like to let the matter rest, please.