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
I think someone's fallen into the trap of regarding their dialect
as "This is what English does" :)