Theiling Online    Sitemap    Conlang Mailing List HQ   

X does not a Y make (was: Phonemic status of English interdentals)

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Tuesday, October 8, 2002, 10:36
Tristan scripsit:

> (And... what is the origin of the constructions 'X do/es not a Y make'?)
To Althea From Prison Richard Lovelace (1618-1658) When Love with unconfined wings Hovers within my gates, And my divine Althea brings To whisper at my grates; When I lie tangled in her hair And fettered with her eye The birds that wanton in the air Know no such liberty. When flowing cups pass swiftly round With no allaying Thames, Our careless heads with roses crowned, Our hearts with loyal flames; When thirsty grief in wine we steep, When healths and draughts go free, Fishes that tipple in the deep Know no such liberty. When, linnet-like confined, With shriller throat shall sing The mercy, sweetness, majesty And glories of my King; When I shall voice aloud how good He is, how great should he, The enlarge'd winds, that curl the flood, Know no such liberty. Stone walls do not a prison make, Nor iron bars a cage; Minds innocent and quiet take That for an hermitage: If I have freedom in my love, And in my soul am free, Angels alone, that soar above, Enjoy such liberty. It's also a legal truth: you can be "falsely imprisoned" without any sign of stone walls or iron bars. -- De plichten van een docent zijn divers, John Cowan die van het gehoor ook. --Edsger Dijkstra