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Re: LC-01 genitive noun phrases

From:Ray Brown <ray.brown@...>
Date:Wednesday, October 29, 2003, 21:15
On Tuesday, October 28, 2003, at 10:29 , Peter Bleackley wrote:

> Staving David Peterson: > > >> Why not "sngakang skalat"? This could be a case like in English: You >> can't say *picker up, > > I think you can.
You most certainly can. It's what I'd naturally say.
> "A snapper-up of unconsidered trifles", Shakespeare, The > Winter's Tale.
Yep - old habits die hard :)
>> and you can't say *pick upper,
I agree I've never heard anyone use a form like that.
>> so you have to say "picker upper".
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 think someone's fallen into the trap of regarding their dialect as "This is what English does" :) Ray =============================================== (home) (work) ===============================================