tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Thu Jan 07 19:58:31 1999

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Re: Noun suffixes, type 5

In a message dated 1/7/1999 7:55:32 AM US Mountain Standard Time, writes:

<< These are fine uses. I think that "extracting" wood from a tree 
 is not different. The sword, food and wood were in their 
 containers and it was removed from that container. What is your 
 point? >>

My point is:  In other languages I know, "made of" is not the same word as
"extracting a thing from a container, sheath, holster."

Particularly, in Mandarin we have a specific verb for "made from." It is "zuo
(4)".  "Create" is "zao (4)".  "Take out" or "extract" is "ba (2)".  "Take out
of a refrigerator or similar container" is "na (2)".


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