Re: Verbing Nouns

Subject: Re: Verbing Nouns
From: Mitch Berg <mberg -at- IS -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 26 Feb 1997 12:15:47 -0600

Kent Dannehl wrote:

> The Germans self-consciously did not adopt many latin cognates.
> Thus, for a German a word like hydrogen (water stuff in latin) is
> wasserstoff( a compound german word )

But, in English you may "hydrogenate" a substance. In German, just try
to "Verwasserstoff" something. Of course, it's not much of a problem to
make your substance "Wasserstoffbar" (adjective), but that's another
story.

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