Conversion by truncation (Was Re: No "damage"?)

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Tue Sep 13 15:34:25 UTC 2011

On Sep 13, 2011, at 11:17 AM, Arnold Zwicky wrote:

> On Sep 13, 2011, at 7:45 AM, Larry Horn wrote:
>> Maybe so, but that didn't stop "privates" from ending up with two rather different meanings as a truncated convert.  Presumably context will disambiguate here, as they would be with "All the privates were on display".
>> LH
> even better: "His privates were on display".
Or, as a caption for a newsreel segment:  "Privates on Display"


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