[tlhIngan Hol] lawn mower
elizabeth.lawrence08 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 26 15:09:12 PDT 2016
SuStel, you are right in that the parenthetical is meant to disambiguate.
However, I believe it is meant to disambiguate the type of action the verb
performs rather than to restrict objects of the verb. The various examples
you cite bear this out.
On Tue, Jul 26, 2016 at 4:48 PM, Steven Boozer <sboozer at uchicago.edu> wrote:
> > On 26 July 2016 at 21:30, SuStel <sustel at trimboli.name> wrote:
> > > (military term). chIp cut, trim (hair) is doing the same thing,
> > > telling us that this refers to hair-cutting and not other kinds of
> > cutting or trimming.
> > I interpret it as meaning "this refers to the kind of 'trim' that you
> > might do with a hair, i.e. cut it, as opposed to, say 'trim a uniform
> > fur' or 'trim the control surfaces of a flyer' " -- along the lines of
> > "fire (torpedo, rocket, missile)" versus "fire (employee)": just an
> > object to clarify the action of the verb.
> > Ph.
> For the sailors on the list: to trim one's sails.
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