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Re: verbs = nouns?

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Friday, January 12, 2001, 23:16
Marcus Smith wrote:
> You are in good company. Ives Goddard, a famous American Indianist, refuses > to believe that languages can treat numbers like verbs, even though many > American Indian languages he works on do so.
Then how does he explain numbers in those languages?
> "Sit down before fact as a little child, > be prepared to give up every preconceived notion, > follow humbly wherever and to whatsoever abysses Nature leads, > or you shall learn nothing." > -- Thomas Huxley
I like that quote. -- ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTaylor42