|From:||And Rosta <and.rosta@...>|
|Date:||Friday, September 28, 2007, 14:49|
Mark J. Reed, On 28/09/2007 14:36:
> Ah, thought of a better example than "terifficity": "concision". I
> actually like and use that one regularly; I think it embodies itself
> nicely (being arguably more concise than "conciseness". ( Fewer
> letters; same number of syllables but fewer phones...) And it seems
> to have gotten some acceptance; it's even in Google's spellchecker. :)
'Concision' is (unsurprisingly) in OED from 1st edition, with citations going back to
1382. And moreover it is a term with currency among conlangers (-- concision
being a common engelang desideratum).
I confess I haven't read the whole thread; perhaps I've missed the point?