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Discussion of "cfagau"

Comment #1: gloss verb format
Pierre Abbat (Wed Jan 5 05:35:59 2005)

The gloss should be just "initiate". "to" is unnecessary, as it causes
people looking up the English word to go to "to" for verbs.

Comment #2: Re: gloss verb format
Kevin Reid (Wed Jan 5 05:44:00 2005)

phma wrote:
> The gloss should be just "initiate". "to" is unnecessary, as it causes
> people looking up the English word to go to "to" for verbs.

I was attempting to replace a mangled noralujv definition, so I had to add
"to initiate something" as a gloss word.

Since one can only vote for one definition for a given natlang word, how
should "initiate" as a noun and "initiate" as a verb be distinguished? I
haven't seen a general convention for this, and I can't add just
"initiate" unqualified as a gloss word for this, since the noun and verb
are very different.

Comment #3: Re: gloss verb format
Pierre Abbat (Wed Jan 5 15:35:08 2005)

kpreid wrote:
> I was attempting to replace a mangled noralujv definition, so I had to
add
> "to initiate something" as a gloss word.

The noralujv definition votes have been deleted. If the only occurrence of
a gloss word is in noralujv, it won't appear in the dictionary.

> Since one can only vote for one definition for a given natlang word, how
> should "initiate" as a noun and "initiate" as a verb be distinguished? I
> haven't seen a general convention for this, and I can't add just
> "initiate" unqualified as a gloss word for this, since the noun and verb
> are very different.

Put ";verb" if the meanings are the same except for the part of speech, or
a few words that mean the same as the verb if they are different. See
miptera for an example (no one has defined a word as "bug;annoy" yet).
Also pinpedi, sperlanu, muvdu.

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