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Re: "......I have a banana in my ear" (was: Re: Weekly Vocab 6: to know)

From:Stone Gordonssen <stonegordonssen@...>
Date:Wednesday, May 7, 2003, 23:12
>Japanese also has "shiru", realized as "shitte iru" in the present, >meaning "know a thing (fact)/person.
Ah, yes. Had completely overlooked that. Japanese is a language I love and with which I flirt, but not one I know satisfyingly well.
>There is some semantic bleeding here between "knowing how to" and
Semantic bleed-through - oft encountered fascinating instances in languages which sometimes become betes noires for me when the only answer from native speakers is "Because that's how it's said.". _________________________________________________________________ STOP MORE SPAM with the new MSN 8 and get 2 months FREE*