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CHAT: neroticism (was: RE: CHAT: the enneagram

From:And Rosta <a-rosta@...>
Date:Monday, June 10, 2002, 22:04
Andy Canivet:
> Emotional Stability (Neroticism),
I am increasingly finding typos to be the objet trouve gems of conlanging. What does this one mean? Not a resemblance to Nero, for that would be _Neronicism_. Some sort of portmanteau of _necroticism_ and _eroticism_? -- Very compelling. What, then, would _ecroticism_ mean? Do nerot- and ecrot- mean anything in Greek? My Liddell Scott is in my other flat, so I try (what the fuck is that all about?), find a load of shite, and then work my way to but find no evidence there of these forms in Greek. Any further suggestions about the meaning of this word, I would welcome. --And.


Lars Henrik Mathiesen <thorinn@...>