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Re: CONLANG Digest - 20 Jun 2000

From:BP Jonsson <bpj@...>
Date:Saturday, June 24, 2000, 9:37
At 21:55 22.6.2000 -0600, Brad Coon wrote:
>Nik Taylor wrote: > > > > Muke Tever wrote: > > > That reminded me of some anecdote about the semantic change of > 'typewriter' > > > from the operator of the machine to the machine itself (something > about the > > > typewriter getting up from her desk and walking out the door...) > > > > Same with dishwasher, probably quite a few others. > > > >But as a former restaurant person, I can tell you that 'dishwasher' is >still a job title.
"Scribe" is also going through the shift: <http://user.tninet.se/~xof995c/tengscribe.htm> /BP B.Philip Jonsson mailto:melroch@mail.com ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~__ A h-ammen pennuid i phith! \ \ __ ____ ____ _____________ ____ __ __ __ / / \ \/___ \\__ \ /___ _____/\ \\__ \\ \ \ \\ \ / / / / / / / \ / /Melroch\ \_/ // / / // / / / / /___/ /_ / /\ \ / /Melarocco\_ // /__/ // /__/ / /_________//_/ \_\/ /Eowine__ / / \___/\_\\___/\_\ Gwaedhvenn Angelmiel\ \_____/ / a/ /_adar Merthol naun ~~~~~~~~~Cuinondil~~~\_______/~~~\__/~~~Noolendur~~~~~~ || Lenda lenda pellalenda pellatellenda cuivie aiya! || "A coincidence, as we say in Middle-Earth" (JRR Tolkien)