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Discussion of "cfagau"
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Comment #3: Re: gloss verb format
Pierre Abbat (Wed Jan 5 23:35:08 2005)

kpreid wrote:
> I was attempting to replace a mangled noralujv definition, so I had to
> "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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