Theiling Online    Sitemap    Conlang Mailing List HQ   

   Re: †††LC-01 genitive noun phrase s

From:Muke Tever <hotblack@...>
Date:Thursday, October 30, 2003, 16:47
On Thu, 30 Oct 2003 10:08:46 -0500, Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...>
>> >> No you don't. I know people do say such things - but it sounds >> odd to me - a bit "more better" that I hear from my some of my >> students. > > I produce "picker up" spontaneously all the time, and have done so my > entire life. I do also produce "picker upper", but that form is self- > consciously incorrect and only ever used for silliness and similar > purposes.
Not a small problem with "picker upper" is that it's already a stock phrase from advertising-speak for a paper-towel company. The other problem is that [phrasal verb]+[agentive -er] isn't particularly productive in English, so results arent going to be predictable. Practice: 1. throw away + -er = ________ 2. blow up + -er = ________ 3. cast aside + -er = ________ I hold severe doubts to both *|thrower awayer| and *|awaythrower|, built on the patterns discussed in this thread. *Muke! -- E jer savne zarjé mas ne (You put music in my heart Se imné koone'f metha And with the spirit of an artist Brissve mé kolé adâ. I will make the dreamtime)


Nik Taylor <yonjuuni@...>   Re: ⤠⤠⤠LC-01 genitive noun phrase s