Horse Sense (was: [tied] Re: Hachmann versus Kossack?)

From: jouppe
Message: 57632
Date: 2008-04-18

--- In, "Patrick Ryan" <proto-language@...>
> There is really no point in pursuing this but I will say it once
> The choice of different words to describe an event, even if
> synonymous, convey different nuances. <Abgang> is quite neutral;
> conveys a nuance of suddenness.

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The word is cognate with "up" and with "break/breach". The nuance
of 'departure' that it conveys is one of discontinuity and
separation, according to Kluge/seebold "besonders den Beginn einer
Reise oder eines Weges".

Whether this fits the semantic field of suddenness is in the eyes of
the beholder. I don't quite see it.

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