Re: Marinone

From: Maurice A. O'Sullivan (
Date: Fri Feb 12 1999 - 11:44:52 EST

At 08:33 12/02/99 -0600, Carl W. Conrad wrote:
> While I could see the utility of it for people
>who are really stumped and unable to make an intelligent guess at what the
>lexicon form of the verb in question might be, it always seemed to me like
>the worst sort of crippling pony that enables one to avoid the more
>essential combined lesson of analysis for verb forms through understanding
>both the endings and the phonetic changes consequent upon the different
>vocalic and consonantal assimilations.

I agree throroughly -- at one time I might have said that for someone
working absolutely on their own, it could be a last resort.

But now there is always Perseus as a place of last resort for the truly


Maurice A. O'Sullivan [ Bray, Ireland ]

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