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Re: An "original" observation

From:Carsten Becker <carbeck@...>
Date:Saturday, November 22, 2008, 12:47

Herman Miller schrieb:
> I noticed a quirk of the English word "original" that relates to the > two classes of "adjectives" in Tirelat. "Original" has (at least) two > different meanings in English: one answering the question "what kind > of?" (i.e., novel, imaginative), and the other one answering the > question "which one?" (i.e. the one that came first).
For the record, German distinguishes between "originell" (clever, fancy, imaginative) and "Original" (the first thing of something). Regards Carsten