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The only SIX or FIVE verbs you'll ever need

From:David Peterson <thatbluecat@...>
Date:Tuesday, January 13, 2004, 7:02
Pardon me, but, in the words of a dissenting chief justice, I respectfully

Five verbs?   Why be extravagant?   There's a natural language in Australia
that makes do with three, and I believe they are: "do", "be" and "go".   I
don't have any data off-hand, but I believe you'd do the following for different
types of verbal ideas:

I do a hunt = I hunt
I do a sleep = I sleep
I am a thoughtful (one) = I think
I am a thoughtful (one) about birds = I think about birds
I not go off of the rock = I don't get off of the rock
I go walking to the hut = I walk to the hut

By the by, if anybody knows this language, and has other data, please do



Nik Taylor <yonjuuni@...>
Roger Mills <romilly@...>