This reminds me of an item I purchased
once that had in the instructions
"Becomes portable when carried."
There is a temporal issue with the reviewed/reviewable or
transported/(trans)portable assertion. Something that was
transported in the past might not be portable today (if the handle
was removed, or if components were added so it increased in mass).
But at a time when it was transported, it was certainly portable.
On 6/18/13 2:18 AM, jmcclure@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
It seems that all past participle adjectives are subtypes of
Capable, as in: "All Reviewed Things are and must be Reviewable
Things" (though reviewing the unreviewable seems a pasttime of
certain authorities lately...). I can't think of cases in which
this obvious insight is not true, though maybe there's some
links about this kind of grammatical ontology someone might know
that;s thought some of this through - thanks.
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