"Word" words?

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Fri Apr 25 18:04:01 UTC 2008

At 4/25/2008 11:04 AM, Mark Mandel wrote:
>Or the robe WAS a kimono and the belt WAS an obi, but the writer knew
>the Japanese words only as referring to types of robe and of belt, and
>thought of them as modifiers.

Yes, what I meant.  Except that I had in mind the reader not knowing
the Japanese words; I give more credit to the writer.  :-)


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