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Re: Malat (to eat / to drink)

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Monday, December 7, 1998, 14:36
Didier Willis wrote:
> What about things that are both solid and liquid (e.g. soup > with pieces of vegetables)? Here you *drink* the liquid part > and *eat/swallow* the solid parts at the same time. In these > cases, natlangs usually make an arbitrary choice.
I use "have", I neither eat nor drink soup - I "have" soup. I may use "drink" to describe what I do with the soup after all the solid parts are gone. -- "It has occured to me more than once that holy boredom is good and sufficient reason for the invention of free will." - "Lord Leto II" (Dune Chronicles, by Frank Herbert) ICQ #: 18656696 AOL screen-name: NikTailor