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Word: funnel


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funneling down to perhaps a half hour of conversation (from WoT project); to narrow down to some situation/condition. I don't like langchoH or langmoH here.

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13 thoughts on “funnel

  1. Andrew Miller says:

    I’ve never heard of this usage in English before. What’s wrong with tagha’ Qav X? At last X is final.

  2. Daniel Morse says:

    This is the word the author uses in the WoT task vavoy ‘angghal has assigned to me.  It means to “narrow down”.  So far, I am reluctant to use “langmoH”.

  3. Daniel Morse says:

    The sentence is included in the original posting.  After that, I have shown how “funnel” means “narrow down,” “reduce,” “lessen” the impact of the situation.  What are you missing?

    • Andrew Miller says:

      pujmoH can only refer to physical weakness (or say, the ‘strength’ of an alcoholic beverage). It would probably be inappropriate to apply it metaphorically here to refer to what appears to be a decreasing agreed-upon span of time.

  4. Daniel Morse says:

    Nothing must interfere with this meeting, or with her role in it.

    Dozens of man-years and God knows how many dollars, she thought, funneling down to perhaps a half hour of conversation.

    • Andrew Miller says:

      Oh ok, so your solution probably isn’t a verb at all. You want the (already existing) noun for result, outcome.

      …’ach rIchmeH rep bID ‘oH gher’ID’e’.
      …but the outcome is only half an hour to discuss.

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