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[Xmca-l] Re: dappled
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- Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 08:16:19 +0000
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- Thread-topic: [Xmca-l] 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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Sent: 25 November 2014 07:01
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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)?
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