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Re: Third report on Koni - some grammar

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Friday, March 28, 2003, 22:03
Joe scripsit:

> To say 'she is at uni(versity)' means that > she is studying there, but saying 'she is at a university' would suggest > that she was there, but not neccesarily studying, maybe going for an > interview or something.
Yes, this is exactly the distinction that North Americans make with "jail" and "college", but not "hospital" or "university". We are now in Yet Another English Dialect Lexical Specificity Thread. -- MEET US AT POINT ORANGE AT MIDNIGHT BRING YOUR DUCK OR PREPARE TO FACE WUGGUMS John Cowan