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Re: Languages with the essential parts removed (was: Greek plosives)

From:John Vertical <johnvertical@...>
Date:Saturday, February 18, 2006, 15:01
> > But there are some affixes where this would be difficult... > > "talous" (economy) from > > "talo" (house) (irregular; lit. "house-ness") > >Interesting. Do you know if this is a calque of Greek "oikonomikos", >or an independent coinage? > >-- >Jim Henry >
No, I don't know. But since these sorts of words were mostly coined by upper-class Finland-Swedes, the Greek etymology may well have played a part in it. John Vertical