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Re: CHAT drinking soup: (was: Malat (on behalf of

From:Mathias M. Lassailly <lassailly@...>
Date:Saturday, December 12, 1998, 10:50
Nik Taylor wrote:
> > So, > > maybe it is entirely a volitional thing after all - it's just that the > > verb "take" over-rides the verb "drink" in the case of medicine. > > No, I take that back. If a child or a pet were to ingest antifreeze, I > wouldn't use "drink", I'd use "swallow", even tho it's an entirely > volitional act - so the substance *does* matter. It has to be a > substance that is expected to be potable, or something like that. Ack! > And I thought it was so simple. :-) >
language is difficult via Part of the predicate is in the argument and reversely. Only loglanguists think that syntax or else may be pasteurized from any semantic virus. But predicate spills over and argument still bites whatever case, sumti, cmene, diagram and scoobidoo-bidoo you may use. The Chinese *white horse* virus, I call it. Bermuda shorts. Mathias
> -- > "Cats are rather delicate creatures and they are subject to a good many > ailments, but I never heard of one who suffered from insomnia." -- > Joseph Wood Krutch > > ICQ #: 18656696 > AOL screen-name: NikTailor > >
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