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Re: Terminology

From: frosty <frosty_at_bogus.tld>
Date: Wed, 15 Dec 2004 14:40:29 -0800
Message-ID: <vtKdnY-MQqTBIF3cRVn-hA@adelphia.com>


Neo wrote:
> 1. What is the most general term for Y in "X.Y = Z" (ie "john.color =
> red" or "john.like = mary" or john.father = adam)? Y is sometimes
> called a verb, property, predicate, function, relation, relationship,
> etc.

We call them "attributes."

> 2. Are there any well knows classifications for Y (besides reflexive,
> symmetric, transitive). For example, the following two group of
> "verbs" seem to fall in two different classifications: parent, child,
> boss, employee vs like, hate, bite, hit. What is the name of the two
> classifications?

"Nouns" and "Verbs" jump to mind.

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frosty
Received on Wed Dec 15 2004 - 16:40:29 CST

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