[Ffmpeg-cvslog] r8410 - trunk/doc/ffmpeg-doc.texi
Thu Mar 15 23:02:53 CET 2007
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".
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