Theiling Online    Sitemap    Conlang Mailing List HQ   

Re: Joseph Smith the Conlanger?

From:Doug Dee <amateurlinguist@...>
Date:Monday, March 14, 2005, 0:46
In a message dated 3/13/2005 12:18:48 PM Eastern Standard Time, andjo@FREE.FR

>In a recent online discussion, someone quoted a piece from the Book of Mormon >that contained the word "delightsome". I jokingly asked if that's a word
>listed in the AHD, but I don't think I had seen it before). In reply, I was >told that Smith had probably invented it himself; at any rate he certainly >invented a lot of English words when he wrote the Book of Mormon.
Maybe he did, but "delightsome" wasn't one of them. It occurs in the King James Version: Malachi 3:12 "And all nations shall call you blessed: for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith the LORD of hosts." Doug