Re: OT hypercube (was: Con-other)
|From:||Alex Fink <000024@...>|
|Date:||Monday, June 2, 2008, 23:36|
On Sat, 31 May 2008 22:50:26 +0800, Eugene Oh <un.doing@...> wrote:
>How about words like "polymorphism", "obstructionism" etc. that do not go
>anywhere near faith/ideology? That was what I considered when I decided
>"-lios" was inadequate.
>Lars' borrowing is understandable and readily comprehensible given the
>nature of Urianian.
Why do you need an affix that replicates every sense of Standard Average
European "-ism"? For a lang that's not supposed to have any influence from
the SAE langs I'd find that an unlikely coincidence (of course, for a lang
that does have such influence, like Urianian, it's entirely to be expected).
I'd suggest using _-lios_ for faith and ideology and what have you and
different nominalisers for "polymorphism" and "obstructionism", and for that
matter things like "racism".