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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". Alex