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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. > >Confused, >Ray. >---------- >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. > >Still confused, >Ray.
The above was sent sometime back and lost itself in cyberspace before re-appearing here. 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. Ray.