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Subject: Re: [ubl-tsc] Re: [ubl] Minutes of Pacific UBL TC call 7 August 2012

To be perfectly clear: the question of whether "transport" and
"transportation" are semantically distinct relates to their use in UBL.
It's obvious that "transport" is the right word in "transports of
ecstasy" and that "transportation" is the right word in "The sentence of
death was changed into one of transportation for life" (to take an 1879
example from the OED).  That's not the issue here.  The issue is whether
there is a difference between "The action or process of transporting;
conveyance (of things or persons) from one place to another" (the
primary definition of transportation) and "The action of carrying or
conveying a thing or person from one place to another; conveyance" (the
primary definition of transport).  Looks to me like there isn't one.
They both mean "conveyance."


amschoka@comcast.net wrote:
> Transport is a noun and a verb while transportation is only a noun. Are
> ABIE s nouns or verbs? Or both?bothered???
> Andy
> /Connected by DROID on Verizon Wireless/
> -----Original message-----
>     *From: *Jon Bosak <bosak@pinax.com>*
>     To: *Tim McGrath <tim.mcgrath@documentengineeringservices.com>*
>     Cc: *ubl-tsc@lists.oasis-open.org*
>     Sent: *Wed, Aug 8, 2012 15:03:24 GMT+00:00*
>     Subject: *Re: [ubl-tsc] Re: [ubl] Minutes of Pacific UBL TC call 7
>     August 2012
>     Tim McGrath wrote:
>      > If I recall the original idea we had was that 'transportation'
>     meant the
>      > overall concept of transporting goods. 'Transport' was reserved
>     for the
>      > verb 'to transport'. As in, "I transport goods using a transportation
>      > service". But i agree this is a probably an unnecessary
>     distinction if
>      > it causes too much confusion.
>      >
>      > So are we trying to settle on 'Transport' or 'Transportation'?
>     Doesn't
>      > this proposal just swap the terms around?
>     No. See
>     https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/ubl-tsc/201207/msg00012.html
>     for an explanation. Briefly, the proposal is to use "Transport"
>     wherever possible, the only exceptions being TransportationService and
>     TransportationStatus, which we're stuck with from 2.0.
>     Jon
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