Talk:radio

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RfV for the newly-added verb sense "To order someone home or back to HQ, by radio or some other method."  — Raifʻhār Doremítzwr ~ (U · T · C) ~ 19:02, 15 August 2010 (UTC)

I'd say this is a specific example of a more general sense "to contact someone by radio". Whether or not this more general sense is itself part of the existing "to send a message by radio" I'm not sure either way. Thryduulf (talk) 21:56, 16 August 2010 (UTC)
Perhaps a creative google search would give us a clue. Maybe this is from something like "to radio someone back (locative adjunct)". If might be found in war-type fiction. DCDuring TALK 22:28, 16 August 2010 (UTC)
I found citations for the sense. I think it is a particular construction "[radio] NP 'locative adjunct'". I don't know how general the locative adjunct can be. "Back" and "in" are examples.
Sense 1 includes 4 different grammatical possibilities, now illustrated by a single four-part usex. Should they be 4 separate defs? I think "ambitransitive" saves contributor time at the expense of user understanding. No learner's dictionary (indeed no dictionary AFAICT) uses that label. DCDuring TALK 23:42, 16 August 2010 (UTC)

RFV passed. Thanks for your cites and other work, DCDuring! —RuakhTALK 13:05, 25 April 2011 (UTC)


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