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Discussion of "falgau"
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Comment #2: Re: drop
Arnt Richard Johansen (Wed Aug 6 16:10:19 2003)

rspeer wrote:
> This should be glossed as "drop ; make something fall".

No, because I don't think it really *means* "drop". "Drop" implies that
the one who drops it, has previously held it. "falgau" could be "shove
something off a cliff", AFAICT.

> People won't go looking for a verb meaning "drop"
> under "m".

You know, that really is a problem. Often, the most semantically relevant
word is not the first in the translation. There should be a way of marking
a word in that way, so that the dictionary could say, for instance:

fall: make something fall: /falgau/

But I suspect that Robin will throw a fit if we ask him to implement that

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