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#44639 - 10/15/01 12:05 PM
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#44640 - 10/15/01 05:55 PM Re: Earthquake? Landslide?
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A couple more deverbative nouns:

sunrise, heartbreak, nightfall, headache/toothache, rainfall, daybreak, heartbeat



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#44641 - 10/15/01 06:09 PM Re: Earthquake? Landslide?
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Homegrown is one.

How about battlefield?


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#44642 - 10/15/01 06:21 PM Re: Earthquake? Landslide?
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Noticed that in some cases the noun precedes the verb (earthquake), and in other cases follows it (homegrown)

storehouse? sh*thouse?


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#44643 - 10/15/01 08:42 PM Re: Earthquake? Landslide?
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Noticed that in some cases the noun precedes the verb (earthquake), and in other cases follows it
I noticed that in mine, either part can be either, if taken separately: n/n, v/v, n/v, v/n.


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#44644 - 10/16/01 07:47 AM Re: Earthquake? Landslide?
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..the Pacific (now THERE'S a misnomer!) ..:
This is not actually a misnomer, but the schoolbook example of a euphemism (possible YART for the founding fathers).


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#44645 - 10/16/01 09:48 AM Re: n/n, v/v, n/v, v/n
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either part can be either, if taken separately: n/n, v/v, n/v, v/n

Early instance of verbing nouns, or of nouning verbs?



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#44646 - 10/16/01 08:53 PM Re: Earthquake? Landslide?
plutarch Offline
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Can you tell us how it is possible for the forces that drive the plates to have such a constant effect over so many years?

Its too tectonical to explain, wwh.


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#44647 - 10/17/01 05:12 AM Re: Earthquake? Landslide?
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Hi Bill,
Let me have a try at explaining: The "liquid" magma below the Earth's crust is to be compared to porridge in a pot on a hotplate. Just the scale (space - viscosity -> time) is different. Due to the thermal gradients (complicated by chemical reactions and magnetic forces), it rises at certain places, thus in other places, it has to sink. The plates of the crust are like dried flakes of the porridge. They cannot follow the downward movement of the highly viscous liquid, and are thus squeezed together.



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#44648 - 10/17/01 11:58 AM Re: Earthquake? Landslide?
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Dear wsieber: The thing that amazes me is that the movement of the plates is so steady for so many years. The "hot spot" that produced the Hawaian Islands seems to have had a fairly constant change of position.
Convection in astoundingly slow rate. What drives it?


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