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Mon May 25 12:50:42 BST 2009
2009/5/25 Liz <edodd at billiau.net>:
> Something else I can't work out how to tag is a jetty, the thing that juts
> out into water and boats tie up to. But after 8 years of drought here,
> perhaps I needn't worry too much.
Just be grateful you're not trying to teach English to some-one who
speaks Melanesian pidgin. There's no distinction there between a
bridge, a pier, a jetty, etc. If it's man-made and it's elevated,
it's a bris. Trying to explain why English uses different words for
what to them is the same thing was difficult.
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