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[Xmca-l] Re: dappled

This is news to me. I would have thought that 'dappled' had many uses - 'a dappled horse', 'the cloth was green, dappled with patches of blue'. You could argue that these uses are metaphorical - borrowed from dappled light or dappled shade but you could also argue that the use in 'dappled shade' is a borrowing from the description of a dappled horse.

Perished only applies to rubber! Perish the thought! People have perished, ambitions have perished and here in Devon this morning it is perishing!


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From: xmca-l-bounces@mailman.ucsd.edu [mailto:xmca-l-bounces@mailman.ucsd.edu] On Behalf Of Andy Blunden
Sent: 25 November 2014 07:01
To: eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity
Subject: [Xmca-l] dappled

I have a trivial question for the linguists on this list.
Do you have a word for words like "dappled" and "perished" (or dapple and perish) which can describe only one thing (shade and rubber respectively)?

*Andy Blunden*


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