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Re: Noun/Verb distinction (was Re: Keeping Track of Ambiguity in your Conlang?)

From:Padraic Brown <elemtilas@...>
Date:Tuesday, September 17, 2002, 22:32
--- Jake X <alwaysawake247@...> wrote:
> > Probably all of them. "Song" sticks in my head as > > one that might be a tad hard to use as a verb. > > Because song is already a noun formed originally > from the verb "to sing" with a vowel change.
Well, "walk" is also a deverbal noun; but you can use it as a verb (i.e., to "take for a walk"). I can't think of any other ablaut nouns off hand... Nouns in -ing (swinging, etc.) seem immune to being made verbs.
> Jake
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