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Re: Arthropoda

From:James Campbell <james@...>
Date:Tuesday, June 6, 2000, 8:25
Basilius skritt:

> If you still accept examples from natlangs...
Oh, indeed I do. Fascinating, duly noted and snipped...
> There is also a generic word for flying blood-suckers, _gnus_.
<Obvious comment>Flying blood-sucking gnus? Aieee, wake me from this nightmare... :) We like false friends: they're cool.
> The usual word for 'insect', _nasekomoye_, formerly a scientific term > calquing L. _insectum_ and Gr. _entomon_, can be applied colloquially > to any non-aquatic arthropod (a spider, a millipede, etc.), which is > considered incorrect... by too few people who care at all ;)
Ah, usage just like English 'insect' then. I'm interested to know how _insectum_ and _entomon_ could get combined into _nasekomoye_ though. I can see them both in there, but what's the mechanism by which that word was formed? James ========================================================================= James Campbell Zeugma--Our Life Is Design =========================================================================