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
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