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Re: describing names

From:Christopher Wright <faceloran@...>
Date:Tuesday, August 6, 2002, 2:19
Majken sekalge:
> 1. Her name is Mary > 2. Her name is beautiful > > The first sentence tells me her name, while the second > only describes it. But the only difference is the last > word. There is no way to be sure that she isn't called > Beautiful, except that is an unusual name. How do > other languages solve this problem?
Ach, I forgot to tell how I have defeated this problem! Actually, it's a lot like Spanish. There is a special verb used for names. This word is a verb of the future. Oyah. It has an incorporated passive marker. It can't be made active. That's really weird. You'd have to use the instrumental form, I guess. Therefore: Seon omelge Vana (her name is Vana) Seok onim asag vana (her name is beautiful) Santiago sekalge:
>*"bonito" may be the standard Spanish for "beautiful", but in Argentina,
>hardly use it. Instead, we use "lindo".
Bonito? From an archaic bon- + -ito? "Little [cute] good"? Could I then assume that guapo is reserved for physical appearance? Laimes, Wright. ____ "Do you know what happened to the boy who asked too many questions?" "No, what?" "Sodomy non sapiens. Probably got answered."


Santiago <sanctifeld@...>