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Re: Polysemy

From:Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
Date:Thursday, June 21, 2007, 14:54
On 6/21/07, Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...> wrote:
> Back in high school, I translated the phrase before I learned any > other Russian, and came up with слушь when looking up "land" in the > dictionary. AFAICT, it actually means "listen", and I have no idea > how I got those wires crossed.
That is, I don't know how I crossed them originally. But my version got stuck in my head, and even though Ive long since learned the correct word, the wrong one still tends to pop out when I reach for that particular phrase. -- Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>