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Re: Terminology query

From:caeruleancentaur <caeruleancentaur@...>
Date:Sunday, February 26, 2006, 16:07
On 2/25/06, caeruleancentaur <caeruleancentaur@...> wrote:
> "Examples of words with -ist and -ian endings include pianist and > librarian." > > I find it interesting that, after describing the agentive ending as > a suffix on verbs and giving as examples provider and builder, > he/she then gives as further examples pianist and librarian,
> of which is suffixed to a verb!
--- In, "Mark J. Reed" <markjreed@...> wrote:
>>Of course they are! They're suffixed to the verbs "to piano" >>and "to library", which respectively mean "to play the piano" >>and "to work at the library". Remember, this is English, where >>any noun can be verbed. :)
I thought you might be right so I checked the AHD, but, alas, they are not. :-)> The reason I checked is that, while working with my Senjecan vocabulary I learned that "carpenter" is a verb! I would have thought for sure that it was: I carpent, you carpent, he carpents! :-) Charlie http:\\ -- Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...> --- End forwarded message ---