[Ads-l] Urban legend? Or fact?

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Thu Oct 6 11:43:54 EDT 2016


More poetical-ish?

DanG

On Thu, Oct 6, 2016 at 11:42 AM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Oct 6, 2016 at 10:13 AM, Jim Parish <jparish at siue.edu> wrote:
>
> > I'm not so sure: "his beloved books" and similar constructions seem to me
> > to call for the trisyllable.
>
>
> I agree with that. OTOH,
>
> "the deceased was _belov'd_ by all"
>
> is annoying. WTF does prefixing _be-_ to _loved_ add to - or subtract from
> - the meaning of simple _loved_?
>
> --
> -Wilson
> -----
> All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
> come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
> -Mark Twain
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