Re: The Road Less Travelled By (was: Re: Verb-classifiers and preverbs)
|Date:||Saturday, May 3, 2008, 15:29|
In a message dated 5/3/2008 09:16:36 AM Central Daylight Time,
> Mind you, doesn't mean it doesn't exist, but I've never heard this usage.
> And it doesn't work for me anyway, because the above isms only have "-ist" for
> their adj. and n. counterparts: racist, sexist, ageist. There is no
> "racistic", "sexistic", or "ageistic", and if there were, they'd carry for me an
> extra semantic component I can't put my finger on (wait, (on the reread) maybe
> something like "seemingly racist"). And while "ist" an sich as an adj. might be
> fun ("Archie Bunker is just so *ist*!"), I doubt it'll fly in Peoria.
> If "istic" is out there, I suspect it's because the analogous usage went
> along the lines of: