Date: Mon, 29 Jan 1996 07:44:55 -0800
From: Sylvia Swift madonna[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]VIOLET.BERKELEY.EDU
Subject: Re: carried my cousin to the store
my middle tennessee relatives (the older generations, anyway) use "carry"
to mean to conduct or lead a person by vehicle (salikoko's terser "drive
a person") and "tote" to mean to transport by hand. thus, we carried her
to clarksville to see the doctor, he toted those books to school for me.
this distinction helped me when i first encountered russian verbs of
motion, which involve similar logical hierarchies.
carry me back to old virginie . . . .
madonna[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]violet.berkeley.edu