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Re: Compounded compounds.

From:Jörg Rhiemeier <joerg_rhiemeier@...>
Date:Friday, June 29, 2007, 18:33

On Fri, 29 Jun 2007 14:55:27 +0100, Jeff Rollin wrote:

> Of course German is also famous for "arbitrarily-sized compounds" - > Bundesverfassungsgericht "Federal Constitutional Court", &c.
That's not even unusual in German. Even a word like _Bundesverfassungsgerichtsprozessaktenarchivbenutzungsordnung_ 'Federal Constitutional Court Proceedings Files Archive usage terms' would be possible and readily understandable. Or, the famous _Donaudampfschifffahrtskapitänsanwärteruniformknopf_ 'Danube steam shipping captain apprentice uniform button'. ... brought to you by the Weeping Elf