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.
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