Re: Weekly Vocab #1.1.1 (repost #1)
|From:||Carsten Becker <carbeck@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, September 5, 2006, 13:26|
On Tue, 5 Sep 2006 00:19:25 +0200, Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>
>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'.
>I always intuitionally thought 'wolf-man' would be more sensible, so I
>wonder whether you thought the same.
I do. But then, Ayeri's compounding is *mostly* right-branching because I
decided so once. I don't know whether it's naturalistic.