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The American National Corpus

Postby Grogie » Mon Nov 21, 2005 4:00 pm

I thought everyone might want to know about the American National Corpus. The address is www.americannationalcorpus.org. The website includes a link to the British National Corpus.

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Postby Brazilian dude » Mon Nov 21, 2005 5:02 pm

I like corpus, especially if they are females'.

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Postby gailr » Mon Nov 21, 2005 11:23 pm

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Postby Stargzer » Tue Nov 22, 2005 2:24 am

gailr wrote::shock:


Depends upon how full of corp they are . . . but wait a minute! Faith and Begorra! Look what falls out o' the corp! Sweet Mother Machree, how soon we forget!

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Postby Stargzer » Tue Nov 22, 2005 2:37 am

Brazilian dude wrote:I like corpus, especially if they are females'.

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My turn to be pedantic. According to my printed dictionary, shouldn't that be corpora? (4th Declension Nominative (or Accusative, as the object of like) Plural?)

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Postby Brazilian dude » Tue Nov 22, 2005 10:23 am

But I didn't want plural, I would have used it if I had wanted to.

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Postby Brazilian dude » Tue Nov 22, 2005 12:31 pm

And corpus is a third declension noun, genitive singular in is: corporis. The fourth declension has genitive in -us, such as lacus, lacus.

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Postby Brazilian dude » Tue Nov 22, 2005 12:31 pm

And don't mess with me. I'm pugnacious.

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Postby KatyBr » Tue Nov 22, 2005 12:55 pm

Brazilian dude wrote:But I didn't want plural, I would have used it if I had wanted to.

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but females' is plural possessive, eh?

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Postby Brazilian dude » Tue Nov 22, 2005 12:58 pm

but females' is plural possessive, eh?

Yes, it is, but I was referring to corpus.

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Postby Stargzer » Tue Nov 22, 2005 8:26 pm

Brazilian dude wrote:
but females' is plural possessive, eh?

Yes, it is, but I was referring to corpus.

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Ah, but the rest of the sentence was in the plural:

Brazilian dude wrote:I like corpus, especially if they are females'.

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Shouldn't it have then been:

I like [a] corpus, especially if it is a female's.
:?:
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Postby Stargzer » Tue Nov 22, 2005 8:37 pm

Brazilian dude wrote:And corpus is a third declension noun, genitive singular in is: corporis. The fourth declension has genitive in -us, such as lacus, lacus.

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I'll have to check the dictionary when I get home. It had corpus, corporis, in the dictionary entry. Back in the declension tables, it had opus, operis in 4th declension as I recall with opera for the Nom and Acc plurals.
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Postby Flaminius » Tue Nov 22, 2005 9:21 pm

Opus and corpus are both 3rd declension neuter nouns. Plural nominatives and accusatives are opera and corpora.

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Postby Brazilian dude » Tue Nov 22, 2005 9:30 pm

Shouldn't it have then been:

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I like [a] corpus, especially if it is a female's.

Maybe, but that wouldn't have had the same effect to Romance language speakers, I think, who wouldn't think immediately of corpo, cuerpo, corp, corps, etc.

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