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...