Re: CHAT: autological linguistics terms; faux amis
|From:||dirk elzinga <dirk.elzinga@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, November 21, 2000, 15:58|
On Sun, 19 Nov 2000, Eric Christopherson wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 17, 2000 at 12:37:45PM -0800, SMITH,MARCUS ANTHONY wrote:
> > On Fri, 17 Nov 2000, dirk elzinga wrote:
> > > I used to have a list of these somewhere, but the only one I can
> > > remember off hand is 'vowol hormony'.
> > >
> > > Here are some I just made up: rereduplication (or reduduplication),
> > > inexpletivefixation, methatesis, gemminnation, syncpe.
> Actually, I read once that in English, expletives are only infixed before an
> accented syllable; now, that seems to ring true, *almost*. It sounds awkward
> to me to say or hear it infixed before an unstressed syllable, but I have
> heard others do so, on occasion. I just wonder if the rule's changing, or if
> it never solidified compeletely, or some other explanation for the
> near-but-not-quite-universality of infixation only before stressed
In 1982, John McCarthy published a paper on Expletive Infixation where
he argues that the expletive is infixed before the rightmost foot. My
example wasn't intended to mimic this pattern, but to be a
morphologically transparent self-defining term.