Re: Ideas for deriving verbs from nouns
|From:||Amanda Babcock <langs@...>|
|Date:||Friday, April 27, 2001, 16:49|
On Thu, Apr 26, 2001 at 04:54:13PM -0400, Roger Mills wrote:
> That's not to say that your envisioned system could not work, but might
> involve a lot of very (overly?) precise semantic and logical analysis. For
> instance, "recipient" to me is not necessarily or always the reciprocal of
> "giver": would your "recipient < giver" also apply to the "recipient" of
> an e-mail?
Well, "recipient-of-a-gift" and "recipient-of-email" would be different
words :) A lesson in the dangers of the shorthand English gloss.