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Re: Joseph Smith the Conlanger?

From:Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>
Date:Sunday, March 13, 2005, 20:38
On Sun, 13 Mar 2005 18:18:16 +0100, Andreas Johansson <andjo@...> wrote:
> Now, I wonder if anyone here knows if the word indeed originates in the BoM, if > it's true Smith invented a lot of words (normal words, not names of people and > places) for the BoM, and if any have entered normal usage, within or outside > the Mormon community.
I haven't heard of this before. I don't know, though, whether "delightsome" was in use before the BoM translation or not. The only unusual words I can think of in the BoM are terms for local things such as currency or animal names. I can imagine that some words may have acquired specialised *meanings* through the BoM translation and LDS theology in general. Cheers, Philip, who's a Latter-day Saint -- Philip Newton <philip.newton@...> Watch the Reply-To!