[Corpora-List] Lesser (sic) used languages
giampiccolo at itc.it
Fri Feb 11 11:16:01 CET 2005
According to The Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary online, "lesser"
can be used as an adverb, at least in such a phrase as "lesser-know", ex.
'We stayed on a lesser-known Greek island'.
same is stated in the Collins-COBUILD (...lesser known works of famous
artists). I'm no native English speaker, but I guess "lesser used" is
grammatically acceptable, even though it may sound unusual to native
From: owner-corpora at lists.uib.no [mailto:owner-corpora at lists.uib.no] On
Behalf Of Somers, Harold
Sent: giovedý 10 febbraio 2005 1.42
To: mt-list at eamt.org; CORPORA at UIB.NO
Subject: [Corpora-List] Lesser (sic) used languages
Sorry for cross-posting, but I just saw an announcement for a conference on
"Lesser Used Languages & Computer Linguistics", which looks like an
interesting conference, but (the point of this posting), does anyone else
cringe when they see "lesser used"? Shouldn't it be "less used"?
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