Saturday, July 25, 2009

Discussions in other fora

Things have been busy around home and I haven't been blogging much lately though I've been part of a number of interesting discussions:

Over on the English Wiktionary, there's the perennial problem of how to categorize words, which becomes even worse when you start including entries like a great deal. You can follow the discussion here. On a similar note, we've also been talking about most of all.

Still working on categorization, but from a different angle, the issue of where to put Irish (as in the Irish) came up. The explanation I gave (based mostly on the CGEL) seemed to settle it: it's an adjective. You can read follow along here.

Meanwhile, on ETJ, a long thread has been going on that started with a question of how to categorize here and grew from there. If you go down to the bottom of the messages, others in the thread should be listed.

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