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[Xmca-l] Re: dappled
How I wish Googlemail had a 'button' for 'Like' - for both of these posts -
Andy for a strange confusion but deep question and Rod for the sheerwit and
intelligence of a reply
On 25 November 2014 at 08:16, Rod Parker-Rees <R.Parker-Rees@plymouth.ac.uk>
> 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!
> -----Original Message-----
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> 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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