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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. [13:09]

Ole
Well, I usually claim to be supporter/developer, but it is not a pretty expression.

RavenBlack
You're still only two things. Do you not do anything else? Sleep, eat, drink, think, walk, drive?

bv728
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".
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