modest Posted October 28, 2009 Report Share Posted October 28, 2009 I'm aware of the linguistic differences! Indeed, that would be apparent to anyone who has read your posts in this thread. I accidentally implied otherwise which is absurd! But in English "I shave myself" and "I introspect myself" are syntactically alright even though you would more likely say "my beard" or head, legs, whatever, perhaps someone could do an all-inclusive job, and of course the myself is somewhat implicit in the semantics of introspect but it can still be underlined by adding the pronoun. You've sold me—no point in not emphasizing it. I would wonder, since introspect comes entirely from Latin where "intra" is the Latin prefix for "within" and "specio" means "to look", would the latin "me intraspecto ergo sum" (or something similar, I'm not good with Latin) have the same kind of meaning. ;) ~modest Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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