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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. Carsten