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Re: CHAT: Dutch dictionary recommendations?

From:Muke Tever <mktvr@...>
Date:Saturday, March 8, 2003, 18:22
From: "Jan van Steenbergen" <ijzeren_jan@...>
> > You probably wanted "coincidentally" or "as it happens" or some such. > > Indeed. That's what happens when you copy expressions from your native > language straightly into English (though I don't even remember what the > "original" was...)
It's one of those English pairs that are more or less synonyms in one form, but diverge radically on derivation, like fear/fright vs. fearful(=frightened)/frightful(=frightening). "Occasion" and "incident" both more or less mean "event", but "occasionally" and "incidentally" are different matters entirely (and from "eventually", as it happens). Offhand, though, I cant think of any such pairs in any of my conlangs. Hmmm... *Muke! --