|Comments on Wednesday 11 December 2002:|
|More words should have adjectival forms - particularly occupations. If you say "I am a programmer" or "I am a manager", it sounds as though you are defining yourself. The act of being something gives the impression of exclusivity. You can't be a programmer and an artist. You can't be two nouns at the same time. You can, of course, be two or more adjectives; I am an artistic programmatical humaniform... er... something. Okay, so some nouns might be useful too.
|Well, I usually claim to be supporter/developer, but it is not a pretty expression.|
|You're still only two things. Do you not do anything else? Sleep, eat, drink, think, walk, drive?|
|Explain all that you are in one sentance. Simultaniously discern the logical flaw in this.|
Most Gaelic derived languages do not use the "I am" construction; they use a consruction that can be rendered "I do" or "I have". Thus "I do program." The english "I am sad" becomes, roughly, "I have a sadness upon me".