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[Xmca-l] Re: dappled



I also am hitting the like button.

And for transferring to other contexts and this being "key" to meaning
formation [word meaning]:

To perish as "life draining away from us" can then travel to perish as
"life draining away meaning", or "life as draining away vitality"
which opens up the notion of "perishing" and the celebration of "dappled"
as being critical to counter perishing and extends  "perishing" to a vast
expansive arena or stage or field of endeavor.
Rod and Andy indicating the power or force or drive of words to move us
Larry


On Tue, Nov 25, 2014 at 1:20 AM, Rod Parker-Rees <
R.Parker-Rees@plymouth.ac.uk> wrote:

> I think perish has a particular sense - life draining away - which makes
> it appropriate for the progressive loss of functionality suffered by
> exposed rubber! Word meanings are dappled. Do you know Gerard Manley
> Hopkins' poem 'Pied Beauty' (http://www.bartleby.com/122/13.html) which
> begins 'Glory be to God for dappled things' and goes on to celebrate 'All
> things counter, original , spare, strange; Whatever is fickle, freckled
> (who knows how?)'
>
> Rod
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: xmca-l-bounces@mailman.ucsd.edu [mailto:
> xmca-l-bounces@mailman.ucsd.edu] On Behalf Of Andy Blunden
> Sent: 25 November 2014 09:12
> To: eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity
> Subject: [Xmca-l] Re: dappled
>
> Yes, Rod, it may just be a case of my ignorance. I had not noticed
> "dappled" used those other ways. "Perished" though as it is used for
> perishable rubber is surely a distinct meaning from perished=died? But
> maybe it is all just cases of words moving from one context to another.
> Andy
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> *Andy Blunden*
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>
> Rod Parker-Rees wrote:
> > 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!
> >
> > Rod
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > 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
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