[Ads-l] "I'm simply time-wasting."

Galen Buttitta satorarepotenetoperarotas3 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Nov 27 16:42:34 UTC 2014


Probably not a shift to SOV, it's just noun incorporation. I saw a "Law &
Order: SVU" episode where Cragen said "You door-knocked a suspect".

On Thu, Nov 27, 2014 at 4:04 AM, Randy Alexander <strangeguitars at gmail.com>
wrote:

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> Maybe we're moving toward SOV.
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> Randy
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> On Thu, Nov 27, 2014 at 5:35 AM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
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> > I'd have said "time-wasting" sounds more like an occupation while =
> > "wasting time" is just=85something to do.  Although the "simply" may =
> > throw a monkey wrench into my compelling analysis.
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> > Of course elsewhere similar distinctions have more heft, e.g. "he's a =
> > time-server" vs. "he's serving time".
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> > LH
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> > On Nov 26, 2014, at 4:02 PM, Wilson Gray wrote:
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> > > Say what, now? Is there a semantic distinction between this and
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> > > "I'm simply wasting time"?
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> http://www.theguardian.com/science/2013/apr/21/brain-training-online-neuro=
> > science-elizabeth-day
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> > > --=20
> > > -Wilson
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> > > All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint =
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> > > come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
> > > -Mark Twain
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