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Re: OT: Nutrition and pleasurable sense data

From:Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>
Date:Sunday, August 24, 2008, 15:46
On Fri, Aug 8, 2008 at 15:45, Jim Henry <jimhenry1973@...> wrote:
> gzb has root words for "calorie" and for "glucose", from the latter of which > terms for "sugar" and "fructose" are derived. I don't have a word yet > for "sucrose"; it seems like it ought to be derived rather than root, > but I'm not sure how yet. Maybe from the word for sugar and a word > for some foodstuff that's typically made with sucrose?
Or from some foodstuff that typically contains sucrose, e.g. "beet sugar" or "cane sugar" (depending on what you typically use)? Compare German Traubenzucker "grape-sugar" for glucose and Fruchtzucker "fruit-sugar" for fructose. (And, I think, Milchzucker "milk-sugar" for lactose, though "Laktose" is probably more common, perhaps because it's not something spoken about as often for a vernacular word to have established itself.) Cheers, -- Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>