Disappeared as transitive

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Tue Mar 19 00:22:40 UTC 2013

At 3/18/2013 02:28 PM, Benjamin Barrett wrote:
>It's an odd jump to go from a foreign noun (derived in Spanish from
>a past participle adjective) to a verb.

Why?  Some would assume that if there is a past participle-looking
noun (seen in an English translation from Spanish as, e.g., "the
disappeared"), then there must be a verb.  (Some is at least me.)


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