Re: Weekly Vocab #1.1.1 (repost #1)
|From:||Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>|
|Date:||Friday, September 15, 2006, 17:00|
Philip Newton writes:
> On 9/5/06, Henrik Theiling <theiling@...> wrote:
> > Carsten Becker writes:
> > > >> 2. werewolf / lycanthrope of some variety
> > >
> > > ayvengaryo (lit. "wolf-man")
> > Interesting. Did you have a particular reason to decide to reverse
> > the typical order for compounding? All the languages in which I know
> > the word 'werewolf' compound it as 'man-wolf'.
> "Lycanthrope" is a counter-example :) (lykos, wolf; anthropos, human)
Funny -- I even (though I) had considered this when I stated the
Thanks for correcting!