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Discussion in 'Languages' started by Semper Fidelis, Oct 27, 2017.
Didn’t know it used as a verb? How is chick-fila declined?
With great regret.
I'm with Zack: I would decline to cogitate...er, I mean conjugate (though some might think that I've always done the former!). In any case, I may not have been the first person to note that (I am not being accusative here).
Would the first person perfect (I have Chick-Fil-a'd) be Cha-Chick-Fil-ka or would it be Chick-Fil-leleuka?
Prof's got Jokes! Those are some "first-class clauses"! Thanks for a chuckle, Dr. Strange-love em!
I'm still with Zach (and thanks Todd!). I think that it should be a declension--I don't wish to be absolute in insisting on an ablative, but I must be the second or third person who prefers a genitive or dative over an indicative. Perhaps it's not an imperative, no one's perfect...sorry, I'm just not in the mood for this anymore, would that I were (subjunctively speaking)!
This whole thread is Greek to me.
I think I should prefer a subjunctive but I'm beginning to think infinitive.
I also so love participles that all those reading might enjoy the same.
I think it is important to remember the words of the immortal Calvin (of Calvin and Hobbes, of course, why would anyone on this board think I was referring to anyone else? Sheesh): "Verbing weirds language."
Foul, I cry, Rich: I knew that you'd retreat to verbals and dangle that carrot, er...participle before us all. This way you eat your cake and keep it too: verbals let you turn these conveyors of action into functional nouns and adjectives. I decline to participate in this partisan parade of participles! I directly object and cannot remain passive. But I must desist from future gerundive forays (that's my agenda!).
You know you're a theology nerd when...
Nah. Chick-fil-a fits better in Latin. Proper noun.
Gaius Rufus Chick-filaus has the best ring to it.
Verbs gonna verb.
I heart the entertainmenty feel of this talky-talk.
Shouldn't that be spelled "fowl"?
That's a fair observation, Vic. But "fair is foul and foul is fair." So "foul" was perfectly fair (as I was going for the homonym here; either that or those extra umpires down the lines for the playoff games were just confused!).
I have no idea what is happening right now.