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describing names

From:Majken M <blueelkgirl@...>
Date:Sunday, August 4, 2002, 11:44

In preparation for a page about my languages I made a
subdirectory called "language". The system responded:
"Successfully created language". I thought that was my
job! But it turns out it only created a subdirectory
named "language". This little story brings me to my
actual question.

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?

hawaa eya aya (have a nice day)


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