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Re: Metaphors and Uusisuom

From:Barry Garcia <barry_garcia@...>
Date:Saturday, April 28, 2001, 1:44
>From what I see 'hanti' would actually be a rather useless word in the >garden. >It appears to be impossible in your language (given only one word for both >'live' and 'flower') to describe a flowering plant that, in spite of doing >otherwise rather well as a plant [beautiful green foliage, climbing >stalks, >whatever], has failed in the flowering department.
I agree. WHat about plants that dont have flowers? Do pines "flower" or do they grow? WHat about plants that do flower, but it's not obvious, such as grasses?