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Re: Exocentric Derivation in Gweydr

From:Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
Date:Friday, February 3, 2006, 8:41
Quoting "David J. Peterson" <dedalvs@...>:

> I think it could. What I think it does is it gives an arbitrary marking > to particular members of a set, such that if you know one member, > you automatically know 4 others--even if you don't know the > meaning.
The closest real-world analogue for this I can think of is the variation by more-or-less empty suffixes sometimes seen in biological nomenclature. Frex, in 1933-'34 Roewer named a bunch of solpugid genera as follows: Solpugarda Solpugassa Solpugeira Solpugella Solpugema Solpugopa Solpugorna Solpuguna Solpugyla Solpugelis Solpugiba Solpugista Now, a major difference is that this isn't done systematically, but I thought it deserved mention. Andreas


David J. Peterson <dedalvs@...>