re: variant of "Words that should never be uttered or documented..."

Subject: re: variant of "Words that should never be uttered or documented..."
From: MN Mary <runfox -at- winternet -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 20 Jul 2002 00:46:05 -0500


Transitive verb. A verb with a direct object.
Example: Laurie laid the foundation.

Intrasitive verb. A verb that does not have an object.
Example: The water boiled.

An intrasitive verb may have a modifier.
Example: The water boiled rapidly.
MN Mary

At 03:52 PM 7/19/02 -0700, you wrote:
>Matthew Donovan wrote:
>My linguistics, semantics, grammar, whatever are long gone, but isn't this
about transitive and intransitive verbs ?
>
>Man, that sounds really familiar. I vaguely remember something about
differences in changes in transative and intransative verbs.....but I can't
remember what it was. When I get home I'll have to crack open my historical
linguistics books and have a look. I'll get back later if I find something
out.....
>
>Bruce Byfield wrote:
>Unusual uses are often ugly and sometimes funny. However, don't forget
>that they can also be creative coinings.
>
>--------
>I totally aggree (as I mentioned the same thing in an earlier post). I
find it ironic that I am complaining about linguistic innovation with
vocabularly when I am a staunch supporter of descriptive
grammar......heheheh. I suppose I should overcome my gut reaction to
particularly "creative" innovations (a reaction which is quite human mind
you) and just accept it as part of life.....mmmm, but that might be too
open minded. :-)
>
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