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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,
laokou@COMCAST.NET writes:

> 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: > >
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