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CONLANG  March 2013, Week 3

CONLANG March 2013, Week 3

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Re: CHAT: Does etymology awareness affect your speech?

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Sam Stutter <[log in to unmask]>

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Constructed Languages List <[log in to unmask]>

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Tue, 19 Mar 2013 00:09:07 +0000

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What's your opinion on the expression "could you borrow me a pencil"?

On 18 Mar 2013, at 22:52, Matthew George <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I've begun to take care to keep certain kinds of multiple meanings
> separate, and to eliminate them in some cases.  I now dislike the use of
> 'look' to refer to appearance or semblance as opposed to active sight, for
> example.  Sure, it results in fewer synonyms, but English is particularly
> rich in them - possibly one of the few special features I value in it now
> that I know more about the possibilities available.
> 
> Matt G.

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