Re: Terminology query
|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
> 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,neither
> of which is suffixed to a verb!
--- In email@example.com, "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
Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
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