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Re: THEORY: When is a verb not a verb?

From:Kelly Drinkwater <mizunomi@...>
Date:Sunday, January 27, 2008, 22:35
On Jan 27, 2008 3:36 PM, Paul Bennett <paul.w.bennett@...> wrote:
> Where the oddness comes in is with a few very short > ones, including some that are monophonemic. > By their size, these seem to straddle the grey area between derivational > operations and incorporating verbs.
It's perfectly acceptable to say just that -- these are grey-area entities, and who knows, diachronically they might change in either direction, or they might not. Doesn't this same sort of grey area happen everywhere in synthetic langs?