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.".
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