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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. Amanda