Re: [ADS-L] walker-talker

RonButters at AOL.COM RonButters at AOL.COM
Wed May 20 19:08:13 UTC 2009

In a message dated 5/20/09 1:25:31 PM, laurence.horn at YALE.EDU writes:

> And presumably the person on the other end of the call is a walkee-talkee.

No, in this case -ee is the instrumental case. So the person on the other
end must be the walkum-talkum. I realize that this is the reversal of the
usual expectation in the Ind0-European languages, but perhaps the Japanese got
it wrong.

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