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Re: CHAT hundi (was: Some more Madzhi grammar)

From:Raymond Brown <ray.brown@...>
Date:Thursday, March 21, 2002, 21:21
At 3:25 pm -0500 20/3/02, John Cowan wrote:
>Raymond Brown scripsit: > >> I'm not sure all the Esperantists did agree exactly what 'hundi' meant; but >> certainly they weren't going elaborate on any disagreement in that forum. >> I thought the consensus among the Esperantists was "to be a dog", but I >> might well have been mistaken. > >This is what I found on the subject at > : >(For those who don't want to wade through the Esperanto, "hundi" >is defined as "act like a dog, live like a dog".)
Thanks. [snip]
> >So we can see that the rules that determine the meaning of denominal >verbs are pretty complex, and surely not very complete.
Surely not - I suspected that might be so. I can well understand that Esperantists on Auxlang would not want to make that too obvious when replying to the polemics of others; which is probably why I misunderstood what 'hundi' meant. Ray. ========================================= A mind which thinks at its own expense will always interfere with language. [J.G. Hamann 1760] =========================================