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Re: USAGE: YAEUT: "Molten" vs. "Melted"

From:Lars Finsen <lars.finsen@...>
Date:Monday, October 13, 2008, 18:27
Den 13. okt. 2008 kl. 19.51 skreiv Eldin Raigmore:

> In English the verb "melt" has two passive perfect participles; to > wit, "molten" and "melted". > When is it more appropriate to use "molten" than "melted", and when > is it more appropriate to use "melted" than "molten"? > Are there any circumstances in which only one is appropriate? If > so, what > circumstances, and which one is appropriate?
I would say molten has an emphasis on substance and melted has an emphasis on process. The snow has melted. This is molten snow. In Norwegian, nominal participles have a similar distinction between those representing the process and those representing the result of the process. Different endings are used in most cases. LEF