Semantic Range, Lexicography, and other approaches to word meaning - in general, or for particular words.
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Matthew Longhorn wrote: ↑
December 6th, 2017, 12:47 pm
Fair point on the completely, I overstated there. However, eating up could refer to the act of bringing the food up to your mouth? At this point just shooting in the dark so had better not go any further
Maybe. I don't usually eat it until I get it in my mouth.
Languages are complicated and weird.
ἐξίσταντο δὲ πάντες καὶ διηποροῦντο, ἄλλος πρὸς ἄλλον λέγοντες, τί θέλει τοῦτο εἶναι;
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Yes, metaphorical extension of spatial concepts is extremely common throughout the world languages, but each language does it (somewhat) differently. That's what makes learning languages fun.
Stephen C. Carlson, Ph.D.