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Re: Genitive Relationships again

From:Kenji Schwarz <schwarz@...>
Date:Monday, March 15, 1999, 20:21
On Mon, 15 Mar 1999, Nik Taylor wrote:

> John Cowan wrote: > > There is a genre of jokes which claims that English > > inflects adjectives for person (by suppletion), thus: > > I am firm, you are stubborn, he is pig-headed. > > Or, people we like are "freedom fighters", people we don't like are > "terrorists".
Well, there's also always the old anthropologists' observation that it's strange how Europe's unrests stem from nationalist ideology, whereas Africa is simply a hotbed of tribal hatreds. Kenji