[Ffmpeg-cvslog] r8410 - trunk/doc/ffmpeg-doc.texi
Thu Mar 15 23:57:34 CET 2007
On Fri, Mar 16, 2007 at 12:02:53AM +0200, Uoti Urpala wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-03-15 at 17:02 -0500, Rich Felker wrote:
> > On Thu, Mar 15, 2007 at 05:42:03PM -0400, The Wanderer wrote:
> > > Minor nit: "underlying". (The specific reasons why elude me for the
> > > moment, but I believe it's something to do with the fact that "underlay"
> > > would be past tense but we want a sort of 'continuing present' tense
> > > here.)
> > It's because the verb lie (present participle form = lying) is
> > intransitive ("The Wanderer lies not in his home, for he has no home."
> > ;) whereas the very lay is transitive ("The Wanderer lays an egg." ;).
> > Hopefully this clears it up.
> > I suppose "underlaying" would mean laying something underneath, rather
> > than having one's own position be underneath. :)
> I think he was talking about "lay" from "lie, lay, lain" rather than the
> verb "to lay".
Yeah, except that -ing would never be added to a past form, so that
one doesn't even have an interpretation.. In any case I like making
him lay eggs better. :)
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